Debbylee Murch

NORWAY — Debbylee Murch, 57, of Waterford, died unexpectedly Friday morning, July 6, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Bath on April 12, 1955, and attended Morse High School. Debbylee worked as a retail sales clerk for several companies and had won several customer service awards. She owned her own gift shop at her home in Waterford.

She was a vintage collector, enjoyed yard sales, her flower gardens, rescue dogs and her grandchildren. On Aug. 19, 1998, she married William “Bill” Murch of Waterford.

She is survived by her husband of Waterford; her parents, Dale and Donna Hodgkins of Bath; a daughter, Terry Childs of Greenwood; a son, Dennis McLellan of Greene; a daughter, Michelle Brown of Turner; nine grandchildren; a sister, Cindylee Thurston of Hebron; half-brothers, Richard Hodgkins and Larry Hodgkins, both of Bath; a half-sister, Jamie Young of Connecticut; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Oxford Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fore Street, Oxford, with interment in Cole Hill Cemetery, Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, 223 E. Main St., Conway, NH 03813.

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