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

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“A middle of the night Google search for my friend Marj Dehls brought me here. At 93, I have been losing track of my annual Christmas card friends ...Read More »
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“Jim,I am very sorry to hear this news; she was an interesting mother, for sure. I enjoyed seeing your photo posts of your many visits to her place in...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Bill McKay - Mashpee, MA

“Sue, so sorry to hear of your loss! Although we never met your mother she seemed like a wonderful lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Mike & Julie Grier - Grandview, TX

“Morgan - Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the death of your grandmother. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I know how much she...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Pauline Alighieri - Marshfield, MA

5 of 7 | Posted by: Pauline Alighieri - Marshfield, MA

“Marge was a wonderful rug hooker. She had a great sense of color and a wonderful technical ability. Her work was beautiful.Treasure it. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kathleen Fitzgerald - Norwell, MA

“Lois--know that my thoughts are with you and your family during your time of loss. And while I did not know your mom, I do know you.. how gracious...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Nora Moreno Cargie - Boston, MA

DEHLS, Marjorie (Rost), 87, of Westwood, MA, died on September 3, 2016, in Westwood, MA. Born on October 24, 1928, in Westfield, New Jersey, 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, New Jersey, 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, CT, and daughters Sue Spain (Jon) of Grandview, TX, Betsy Price (Chuck) of Ann Arbor, MI, Cookie Ragen (Joe) of Oakland CA, and Lois Cornell (Linc) of Natick, MA, 12 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren, 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 our mother during the 10 years she lived in the community.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 10th, at the First Baptist Church, in Westwood, MA at 1:00. A reception will follow at 2:30 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 Rd., Bristol, NH 03222.