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Mary Bachand

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HENDERSONVILLE-Mary Marguerite Bachand, 78, died on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Margaret Pardee Hospital. Mary was preceded in death by her parents: James Edwards and Mary Marguerite Edwards, and one daughter, Leanne Rogers and one sister, Diane Butcher.
She was born in Rapids Parish, LA and married her loving husband Kenneth Bachand. Mary taught school 20 years in Florida and 19 years at Immaculata Catholic School in Hendersonville. She was Secretary and Librarian of the North Carolina Wood Turner's Association; Macbeth South Carolina Light Artillery; Civil War Roundtable of Western North Carolina; and a longtime member of the Melbourne Municipal Band in Melbourne, Fla. Mary loved her flowers and hummingbirds, and was most at home in the kitchen, her favorite place to be.
She is survived by: her husband Kenneth, one son, Harlis Donald Strickland, Jr. and his wife Suzanne, two daughters: Patricia Gail Bachand and Carolyn Annette Bachand, and one sister Jamie Wray, one son in law, Greg Rogers, brother in law, William Butcher and eight grandchildren: Taylor Porth, Sara Cruz Acosta, Christian Cruz, Jacob Salley, Teri Leigh Howard, Alexis Rogers, Vincent Rogers, and Hunter Strickland.
A memorial service will be held Saturday October 10, 2015, at 2pm with visitation 1hour prior at Thos Shepherd and Son Church Street Chapel, with the Rev. Curtis Crist officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary to either the ALS Association at PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN, 56007 or the Hendersonville Rescue Mission at PO Box 1512, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Sept. 20 to Sept. 25, 2015
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