Barbara Shove, 71
Yarmouth – Barbara Ann Shove, 71, of Durham died December 17, 2012 at Brentwood Manor. She was born in Boston, MA on January 19, 1941, the daughter of Anne (Cummings) and Donald Lewis. She grew up on the family farm, belong to 4-H and attended Weare, NH schools. For three years while at Weare High School Barbara was the recipient of the Betty Crocker Award. On November 18, 1961 she married the love of her life, Malcolm Shove, in Weare. The family moved to Gray, ME to farm where she enjoyed planting flowers, vegetables and canning. After many years of farming Barbara and her husband moved to Durham, ME where she worked as a stitcher and retired from LL Bean.
Barbara enjoyed crafts such as ceramics, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and toll painting. She was also excellent at decorating cakes, especially wedding cakes. She readily shared her exceptional talent for cooking with her children and grandchildren making the experience both educational and enjoyable. She had a natural talent as a teacher. She also collected pigs.
Barbara will be remembered for her lively and creative spirit, her easy way of being "strict" with teaching the important lessons of life and the fantastic marriage she gave to Malcolm and "the good life" those years brought him. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed playing games with them.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Malcolm Shove of Durham; her son Timothy Shove of Lisbon; her daughter Deborah Croteau and her fiancé Carl Rowe and his son Dillon Rowe of Saco; her three granddaughters: Amelia Croteau, Courtney Croteau and Gabrielle Croteau; her brothers: Donald Lewis and his wife Irene of FL, Thomas Lewis and his wife Davideen of NH and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Barbara's life will be held on Saturday December 22 from 2 – 4 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME with tributes and prayers at 3:30 PM. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Barbara's life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with her family.
For those who wish, donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite C, Scarborough, ME 04074