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Myrna B. Orach, 87
GORHAM -- Myrna Bryant Orach, 87, of Gorham, died peacefully at home on Feb. 17, 2013.
Myrna was born in Canton on April 9, 1925, the daughter of Jesse and Marion (Hewey) Bryant, and was a graduate of Gorham High School.
In 1953 Myrna married Stephen Orach at Trinity Lutheran church in Westbrook and they have two daughters and a son.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen of Gorham; son Stephen J. Orach and his wife Brenda, Gorham, daughter Patricia DeRoy and husband Gary, Gorham, daughter Judith Macias and husband Felipe (Jack), Burien, Wash.; sister Arolyn Barjam of Amesbury, Mass., sister Marilyn Curry of Boyds, Md.; and four grandchildren, Jesse and Ethan Orach and Jennifer and Joseph DeRoy. Myrna was predeceased by her parents, Jesse and Marion Bryant, Gorham.
Myrna was one of those people who willingly 'walked the extra mile' to do things right. Myrna was a 68 year member of the White Rock Grange. She loved to sew and her embroidery earned her three State and two New England first place awards.
She was a 4H Club leader for the Junior Victory Club for 20 years and enjoyed working with the young girls - including her own.
She received the 1990 award from the Cumberland County Extension as the 'Outstanding Extension Volunteer.'
In April, 1995 she received an award from the Gorham Fire Dept., White Rock area, for being a member and secretary for 25 years.
Myrna was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran church and served on many committees over the past 60 years.
She had a large garden and flowers were planted everywhere as well as rhododendrons, azaleas and the cellar was filled with orchids under grow lights.
As a family they liked to go fishing. When the kids got older she asked to go deer hunting with Steve and this arrangement continued for many years. She had never fired a rifle before but was an ideal student and a productive partner - even shooting a bear in 1970 ... a great companion, wife and mother.
An hour of visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10-11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook. Funeral services will follow. Interment will be in the spring at the White Rock cemetery in Gorham. Arrangements made by Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. Online condolences may be expressed at
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to:
Trinity Lutheran Church
612 Main St.
Westbrook, Maine 04092
Myrna B. Orach
434 River Road, Windham
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 21, 2013
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"Steve & Family May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you..."
- John & Irene Malley
"Dear Steve We are so sorry tro hear about Myrna. We will miss her at the family reunions. We will not be..."
"My deepesty sympathy to the family. My mother, Dorothy Dunlap Emerson, valued your Mom's friendship over..."
"Dear Steve and family, Myrna was such a lovely lady, greatly admired and cherished by her church family...."
- Beth Shirk
"I enjoyed working with Myrna during our years as 4H leaders. We were on many committees together and..."
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