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Marcia R. Demers

September 6, 1946 — June 10, 2024

West Swanzey, NH

Marcia R. Demers

Marcia Rand Demers, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in her home of West Swanzey, New Hampshire on Monday, June 10, 2024. Marcia lived a life full of family, faith, and nature.

 Marcia was born on September 6, 1946 to Gertrude Lillian (Middleton) and George Edward Rand, of Chester, New Hampshire. Marcia was the youngest of “The Rand Girls.” Priscilla Rand Morrison, (d.1974), Janice Rand Tucker (d. 2015), Laurel Rand Browne (lives in Maine). 

 Marcia Rand and her husband David Conrad Demers were married on April 20, 1968. Together they had four children: David Edward and his wife, Juliet Jasmine Demers, and their three children; Syiane Elizabeth Creamer, and her husband, Alex Urgiel, and her two children, preceded in death by her grandson, Nathanael Wallace (d. 2017), and three grandsons; Sarah Lee and her husband Bryan Paul, and their four children and grandson; and Erica Gail and her husband, Bradley Ferland and their three children.

 She was loved by many including nieces, nephews, cousins and her “Tribe of Love'' who showered her with affection, support and literally viewed her as their mom, grandmother, sister, and friend. The Demers Children would like to give The Tribe special recognition for their continued presence in our parent’s lives. Especially since some of us live far away and could not do the day-to-day tasks needed for our aging parents. We love you for this. 

 Marcia was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She attended services for decades, adding more loved ones into her family. She had a special passion for family history and the lessons we can learn from our ancestors. She enjoyed teaching children about God, singing songs with the choir and studying her scriptures. She radiated the love of God and the love He has for all of us. 

 Anyone who knew Marcia knows she did not see herself as disabled despite being born without a fully functioning left hand. She instilled in her children and those around her the value of treating and seeing everyone as capable regardless of any physical challenges. 

 In 1970, just after becoming a new mom, Marcia graduated from Keene State College, with a degree in Education and was a member of the National Honor Society. Continuing and passing on the Middleton/Rand legacy of lifelong learning and the pursuit of higher education. Marcia worked at Crotched Mountain as an LNA and after graduating college, she worked in Education and Home Health Care. She used lessons that she learned from her careers to help with her most valued role of being a cherished grandmother. 

 When she wasn’t at church or with her family, she was often found with her hands in the soil, tending her flower and vegetable gardens. She had her own Monarch butterfly nursery, and annually, enjoyed counting how many caterpillars turned into butterflies. Her record was twenty- three butterflies in one year. 

 A Celebration of Life for Marcia Rand Demers was held at 7pm on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Keene, New Hampshire. The burial service will be scheduled for a later date. 

 In honor of Marcia Rand Demers, please give your loved ones a hug or spend some time in nature. If you feel inspired, plant a flower in her memory, especially ones that will welcome Monarch Butterflies. “Till we meet again!” 

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