David Eugene Welch, 81, passed away Thursday, October 7 peacefully
at his home surrounded by family after a long period of failing health.
David was born on February 16, 1940, in Manchester, NH. He was the son of
Irving and Marjorie Welch, and they primarily resided in Bow, NH before
moving to Sanbornton, NH in 1975. In 1962, David married Patricia Young
of Bow, NH, and they were married for 59 years. They had two daughters,
Jayne and Carrie. As the owner of D.E. Welch Construction and Broadview
Farm, David spent many hours working the ground and caring for his
animals. As a dairy and hog farmer, he spent many a night in the barn
delivering piglets and enjoying every minute with his animals. In the
spring of 1998, David and Patricia made the move to Hollow Rock, TN.
David was preceded in death by his parents; Irving and Marjorie Welch, a
brother; John Potter of Kemah, TX., and a sister; Phyllis Clairmont of
He is survived by his wife; Patricia Welch of Hollow Rock, two
daughters; Jayne Heinz (Ken) of Huntingdon, and Carrie
Hanser (Randy) of Huntingdon. Both Ken and Randy were
loved as sons in David’s eyes. He is also survived by his grandchildren:
Matthew Kimball (Jayme) of Jacksonville, FL., Allison Kimball,
Trinity Hanser and Alexia Hanser, all of Huntingdon, and Makayla
Turpenning of Middletown, CT. Three great-grandchildren: Aiden Kimball,
Aubree Kimball, and Jayce Murphy. His family from Middletown, CT. his
lifelong best friend, Mark Ansart of Colorado Springs, CO., and many
other family members and friends.
At the family’s request, there will be no services and the burial will