Norma Jean [Batchelder] Sirles, 48, died on December 25, 2017 in Long Beach California. Born in Laconia on January 30, 1969 she was the daughter of Norman and Marilyn [Gray] Batchelder Sr. She was raised and attended school in New Hampton. She was employed as an associate at Walmart for many years.

Norma loved traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She was the happiest, loving, and most positive person that you could ever have the honor of meeting. She was never negative even when things didn’t go her way. She will always be remembered as a ray of sunshine in our lives.

She is survived by her husband Chris Sirles of New Hampton, her daughter Sarah Sirles of New Hampton; her grandchildren Aubrey Lynn, Bailee, and Bentley; her brothers Norman Jr., Ed, Scott, Harry, and Chris; her sisters Sandra, Holly, Linda, and Barbara and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents and sister Linda.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 5 to7 pm at the Dupuis Funeral Home 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland. A service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.  For more information, please go to