Marjorie N. Odell

AMHERST – Marjorie N. Odell, 90, lifelong resident of Amherst, NH, died November 30, 2010 at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH.

She was born in Mont Vernon, NH on October 10, 1920, a daughter of the late Herbert and Emma (Alexander) Noble.

Mrs. Odell attended Miss Farmer’s School of Cooking, Boston, MA. She was a homemaker for most of her life and enjoyed spending time with her family. Many of the neighborhood children called her Auntie Dell.

She was a member of The Congregational Church of Amherst, Historical Society of Amherst, Woman’s Association and the Century Club.

Mrs. Odell was predeceased by her husband, Ralph H. Odell, who died in 1999; a sister, Edith Noble and a brother, Keith Noble.

Family members include two sons, Ralph H. Odell, Jr. and his wife, Beth of Pittsfield, NH and Charles T. Odell of Amherst, NH; two grandsons, Matthew Odell of New York, NY and Christopher Odell of Pittsfield, NH; a sister, Ruth E. Noble of Arlington, MA; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 2:00 pm in the Congregational Church of Amherst UCC, 11 Church Street, Amherst. NH. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To leave an online condolence, please go to