February 24, 1954 - September 22, 2019
Deborah Ann Marsh, a lifelong resident of Grand Ledge, Michigan passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 22, 2019, after a 15-month battle with metastatic breast cancer. She wanted everyone to know that “cancer sucks.” Debbie was born February 24, 1954, in Lansing, Michigan to Kenneth and Elaine (Hoppes) Dorin. Debbie met Tim Marsh in high school, and they were married on August 17, 1973. Debbie loved children. Between her own three children and their friends, as well as those that joined the family during her twelve years of operating a daycare, the home was always filled with kids. She was known for her chocolate chip cookies and usually had them in the cookie jar or on a plate for school parties. After the kids were in school, Debbie worked as a teacher’s aid at Holbrook Elementary School in Grand Ledge for 20 years. During her time at Holbrook, she made many lifelong friends. In her years since retirement, Debbie was a granny nanny for her grandchildren, played golf, and spent time in her flower gardens. She enjoyed the family’s annual trips to Northern Michigan and always made sure to plan family birthday parties. Debbie and Tim have also enjoyed several vacations with family and friends. Debbie is survived by her husband of 46 years, Tim, and their three children Todd (Erin), Andy (Mandy), and Amy (Tony) Heriford. She was a proud grandmother to Madelyn, Brendan, Caelan, Jameson, Lilly, Noah, Laura, Eli, and Isaac. She is also survived by her mother, sisters, Nita (Greg) Gilbert, Laurie (Duane) Haring, Lisa Lundquist, and many special nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Dorin. Debbie was surrounded by friends, many of who supported her with visits, meals, cards, and words of encouragement during the last year. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:00AM at St. Michael Catholic Church in Grand Ledge by Father James Eisele. Memorial visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4PM and from 6-8PM at Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home in Grand Ledge and Thursday at the church from 10-11AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Grand Ledge Blessings in a Backpack, PO Box 162, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 (https://blessingsinabackpackgl.org/how-to-donate/) or Sparrow Foundation, Hospice House of Mid-Michigan Mid-Michigan, 1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48912 (https://www.sparrowfoundation.org/donate). The family also invites friends and family to join them in Debbie’s love for kids by bringing a childrens book to the funeral or visitation. The books will be donated throughout the Grand Ledge Community.
Deborah Ann Marsh, a lifelong resident of Grand Ledge, Michigan passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 22, 2019, after a 15-month battle with metastatic breast cancer. She wanted everyone to know that “cancer sucks.”... View Obituary & Service Information
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