OWLS HEAD – Winifred Lamb Barbour, 91, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 7, 1913, in Waltham, Mass., to Edna and Henry Upton. Mrs. Barbour was an infant, when, upon the death of her parents, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Lula and Eugene Lamb of Belfast. The family later moved to Lincolnville. Following her graduation in 1930 from Camden High School, Mrs. Barbour attended and graduated from Gorham Teachers’ College in 1933 and received a bachelor of science degree from University of Maine, Orono in 1938. Mrs. Barbour began her teaching career in 1933 in Lincolnville and continued teaching in Oxnard, Calif., Northeast Harbor, Camden Knowlton Street School, and at various times in the Rockland school system. She also taught for ten years in Middletown, Conn., at the Wilbert Snow School. In 1977, while at the Rockland Junior High School, Mrs. Barbour retired from teaching. Continuing her love of education, she served as a substitute teacher until 1981. In 1940, she married Shirley Barbour of Rockland, in Lincolnville. During her years teaching, Mrs. Barbour was a member and one time President of the Rockland Teachers Association. She was a Mary Kay consultant from 1973 until her death. Upon her return to Rockland in 1974, Mrs. Barbour, with her husband, started a small gift shop and greenhouse, “The Golden Owl”, which she continued to operate until 2003. The gift shop brought great pleasure to her as she established friendships with many of her customers. Mrs. Barbour was a member and past president of both the Owl’s Head Garden Club, and Knox County Retired Teachers. She was also an active member of the Rockland Congregational Church. Mrs. Barbour was predeceased by her husband, Shirley, in 1983. She is survived by one son, Dr. William E. Barbour and his wife, Susan, of Rockland; grandchildren, Beth H. Barbour of Rockland and her former husband, Patrick O’Donnell, John “Jake” E. Barbour and his wife, Marjanne, of Rockland; great-grandchildren, Cole W. Barbour, Julia C. Barbour, Thomas B. O’Donnell; nieces, Lucille Reisner of Reading, Mass., Cynthia Packard and her husband, Ronald, of Rockland; as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m., Friday at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Rockland. The Rev. Dr. D. Elizabeth Mauro will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Abiding Memorial Fund, care of Rockland Congregational Church, P.O. Box 444, Rockland, ME, 04841.
WINIFRED LAMB BARBOUR
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.