Obituaries for September 8th-14th

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Marjorie Dehls
Marjorie Dehls

Marjorie Dehls

Marjorie (Rost) Dehls, 87, of Westwood, Ma., died on Sept. 3, 2016, in Westwood, Ma.

Born on Oct. 24, 1928, in Westfield, N.J., she was the daughter of Elsie Christophers Rost and Henry Lewis Rost.

Marj graduated from Westfield High School and attended Connecticut College.  She was married to James (Jim) McIntosh, until his death in 1954. They had one son and a daughter.

In 1958, she married Allan Dehls, adopted his three daughters, and moved to Mountainside, N.J., where they raised their combined family.

Marj served others in every phase of her life. In New Jersey, she was a volunteer leader in her children’s schools, at the Children’s Specialized Hospital and at Muhlenberg Hospital. After moving to New Hampshire, Marj became involved with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. She was honored to receive the Volunteer Recognition Award, and remained interested the League throughout her life. She delivered Meals on Wheels and provided transportation for veterans to health care appointments.

In South Carolina, she was a reading tutor to children. In Massachusetts, she was part of the Welcoming Committee at Fox Hill Village. She and her husband were supporters of Camp Mayhew, a camp for at-risk boys in New Hampshire.

She was a doting grandmother (hence her nickname “DG”), and treasured time spent at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marj was an enthusiastic rug hooker, creating original rugs for her family and friends. Another love was singing. She sang with choirs in New Jersey, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Massachusetts.

She will be remembered for her love of classical music, her sharp wit and her service to others.

Marj is survived by her son Jim Dehls (Tricia) of Woodstock, Conn., and daughters Sue Spain (Jon) of Grandview, Texas, Betsy Price (Chuck) of Ann Arbor, Mich., Cookie Ragen (Joe) of Oakland, Calif., and Lois Cornell (Linc) of Natick, Ma., 12 grandchildren, and 11 greatgrandchildren, her brother and sister-in-law, Lois and Bob Alenson, and nieces and nephews.

The Dehls family thanks the Fox Hill Village staff for the warm welcome and personal, attentive care extended to their mother during the 10 years she lived in the community.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the First Baptist Church in Westwood, Ma. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Fox Hill Village, in Westwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Allan W. and Marjorie R. Dehls Memorial Fund, Mayhew Program, 293 W. Shore Road, Bristol, NH 03222.

Arrangements were made by Holden-Dunn-Lawler, www.hdlfuneralhome.net.

Donald English

Donald S. English, 75, of Beaufort, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at his home.

Services will be private. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

Kenneth Gibson

Kenneth Gibson, 64, of Lady’s Island, and husband of Suzanne Gibson, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at his residence.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

Harold R. Greenlee

Harold R. Greenlee, 74, of Beaufort, and husband of Judith Greenlee, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.

Services were held Sept. 7. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

George Tedder Rodgers

George Tedder Rodgers, 70, formerly of Beaufort, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Hospice of Charleston.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.

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