Dorothy E. Lorden

Dorothy E. "Darby" Lorden, 90, resident of Epsom, NH, died on Oc­tober 26, 2016 at Epsom Healthcare Center, Ep­som, NH.

She was born in Mil­ford, NH on January 24, 1926 a daughter of Dennis and Mildred (Schempe) Lorden.

Dorothy was raised and educated in Milford and graduated from Milford high school class of 1944. She lived in Washington, D.C., where she started her own secretarial busi­ness and later returned to New Hampshire and made her home in the Ep­som area for more than 50 years.

Dorothy enjoyed knit­ting , reading and most es­pecially loved her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her sisters and broth­ers, Kathleen Halberg, Marion Lorden, Kenneth Lorden, Francis Lorden, and more recently her brother Frederick Lor­den.

Family members in­clude many nieces, neph­ews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 31, 2016, at 10:00 am in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St. Milford, NH. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery. Ar­rangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Fu­neral Home.

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