Debra “Debbie” L. (Frazier) Bedaw, 65, a long-time resident of Keene died on Sunday, April 21, 2019. She passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with the love of family near.
Debra was born the daughter of Carlene A. (Clark) and the late Ronald A. Frazier on June 15, 1953 in Bellows Fall, VT. She grew up in Gilsum and met her longtime love, Steve Bedaw, at Monadnock Regional High School where she graduated in 1971.
On July 8, 1972, she exchanged vows with Stephen “Steve” F. Bedaw at the Congregational Church in Gilsum. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Steve passed away on September 19, 2016, after forty-four years of marriage.
Debbie was employed at Eversource of New Hampshire where she worked in the office doing a variety of tasks and was admired by all who worked there before she retired in July 2018 after forty-six years.
Debbie enjoyed many things in life, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family. Her hobbies included knitting, doing various crafts, reading and taking walks with her family, friends and her dog, Sam. She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Each summer meant going to Maine for the annual family trip.
Debbie is survived by her three daughters, Melanie Bassler and her husband, Bryan, of Spofford; Stephanie Bedaw of North Swanzey and Lorrie Ogren and her husband, Sean, of Spofford; Debbie’s mother, Carlene Frazier of Gilsum; her siblings, Karen Frazier and her wife, Debra MacKenzie, of Chesterfield; Robin Frazier of Belton, Missouri and David Frazier of Keene; four grandchildren, Carter Ogren, Charlie Ogren, Coen Bassler and Holden Bassler. Debbie’s dog, Sam, was her most devoted companion in life. In addition, she leaves numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Debbie is predeceased by her sister-in-law, David’s wife, Nancy.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 1 to 3 pm. A celebration of life service will follow at 3 pm, all in the funeral chapel. Burial will be held later and privately in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene. Flowers will gladly be accepted, however, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Debra L. Bedaw to:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, ALS Research, mailed to D-H Office of Development, ALS Research, 21 Lafayette St., Lebanon, NH, 03766.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave., Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com