Deborah Goodale Marchand, a Clark resident, passed away March 27, 2013, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs.
Deborah was born Aug. 6, 1946, in Beverly, Mass., to Paul Weston Goodale and Elva Pearl Goodale. She is survived by her husband, Hummer Marchand; daughters Autumn Fournier and Ariel Marchand; son Sunstone Marchand; mother, Elva Goodale Batchelder; and sister Sally Klein. She married Hummer Marchand on Dec 25, 1967, in Northampton, Mass. Deborah attended Masconomet Regional High School in Boxford, Mass., and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass.
Deborah was an accomplished artist, poet, jeweler and photographer. Her works can be found in private collections in the U.S., France and Egypt. She received numerous awards for her jewelry designs in New England and New York and was acclaimed as a great artist by the Egyptian press while exhibiting at the International Jewelry Exhibition in 1980 in Cairo. Deborah was a founding member of the New England Artist and Craftsmen Guild. She exhibited in numerous art and craft shows throughout New England and New York until opening a custom jewelry shop in New York. Born in Massachusetts, she moved from Westhampton to Greenport, Long Island, in 1978. She moved to Colorado in 1989 to homestead in the town of Clark.
Adding to her artistic endeavors, Deborah was an avid researcher of paleo and Acheulean culture. She was an enthusiastic rock collector, especially fond of rare gemstones, specimens of petrified wood and crystals from around the world. She used this knowledge in designing her most recent jewelry, utilizing Paleolithic beads, gemstone beads and fossil ivory. Her taste in music included classical, esoteric, world music and rock ’n’ roll. Deborah designed and created much of her own wardrobe throughout her life. She created a line of distinctive original garments for the Borbeaux leather shop in the late ’60s in Northampton. She prided herself on being a member of Clan McKenzie and attended many Scottish festivals.
Deborah was very spiritual; a devout Christian, she preferred to practice her beliefs in the privacy of her home.