WOLFEBORO — Murilla E. (Partridge) Rohach was born in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH to Horace and Florence (Palmer) Partridge on November 17, 1928. She passed away the morning of November 24, 2013.
Murilla married George Rohach on June 24, 1951 in Baltimore, MD. George was in the Navy and they lived at several different stations throughout the years before he retired in 1969. They eventually settled in New Hampshire and for many years operated Rohach Shared Homes, a residential care facility. Murilla was a kind woman who always had a smile, a song of faith and something warm on the stove. She loved to travel and did so often, spending months at a time driving across country.
Murilla had seven children; Samantha Lemire of Kentucky, Julia "Lulu" Preve and her husband, Roger, of Upstate New York, Michelle Duff and her husband, Stephen, of New Hampshire, Michael Rohach and his wife, Alice, of Kentucky, Charles Rohach and his wife, Vicky, of Florida, Cindy Rohach of Kentucky and Daniel Sherman Rohach of Kentucky; eleven grandchildren, Timothy Preve, Travis Preve, Thane Preve, Tenielle Lane, Tory Preve, Anastasia Makarova, Sarah Sloan, Karsen Rohach, Jared Rohach, Daniel Rohach, and Eleanor Emerson; nine great grandchildren, Jordan, Jennifer, Justin, Tyson, Wyatt, Bradly, and Bradyn Preve, Stephen Makarova, and Rylan Emerson.
Murilla grew up on a farm and was one of 16 children. In addition to her husband and her parents, Murilla was predeceased by her brothers, Horace, Leon and Ernest Partridge and by her sisters, Shirley Dawson, Mae Worster and Daisy Partridge. She leaves her other siblings, Olive Tibbetts of Gilmanton Iron Works, George Partridge of Bakersfield, Vermont, Lois Hillsgrove of Alton, Edwin Partridge of Rochester, Patricia Sweeney of Concord, Kenneth Partridge of Northfield, Florence Leblanc of Sanbornton, Frederick Partridge of Belmont and Robert Partridge of Tilton along with nieces and nephews. She had many fond memories of her childhood and recalled them often.
Her services will be held at the Living Word Assembly of God Church on 729 Stage Road in Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in the family lot in Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, N. Y.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.