MILAN, N.H., and BANGOR – Barbara Kingsbury Pulk, 93, of Milan, N.H., died Jan. 13, 2010, at Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin, N.H. She was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Montpelier, Vt., the daughter of Elywn Harvey Kingsbury and Donna (Sturdevant) Kingsbury. Barbara was an extremely active member of All Souls Congregational Church where she served as the church secretary for 10 years. She was a member of the deaconate, volunteered for many church programs, sang in the church choir and helped many members of the congregation when they were in need of assistance. In 2001, she was recognized by the church with the presentation of the Mandatum Award. Barbara also served as secretary for Webber Timberlands for many years. Barbara loved to travel and frequently told her friends how fortunate she was to have her children living in such interesting places that she could visit. Barbara remained inquisitive and interested in everything throughout her entire life. She was a comfort and immediate friend to everyone she met. Surviving are her two daughters, Gail (Pulk) Pozzuto and her husband, George, of Milan, N.H., and Donna (Pulk) Brown of Indialantic, Fla.; daughters-in-law, Sandy Robillard of Everett, Wash., and Trish Boland of Palmerston North, New Zealand; six grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband, Steve, Randy, Scott and his wife, Tonya, Jeff and his wife, Angela, Melissa, and Aaron and his wife, Joy; six great-grandchildren, Madison, Rowan, Lydia, Piper, Isabella and Grace; a sister-in-law, Nina White; and one nephew, James White, both of Brewer. She was predeceased by her husband, Harley, in 2004; and her son, Brian J. Pulk, in 1979. The Pulk family is grateful to the staff and nurses of Coos County Nursing Home for their exceptional care of Barbara and also Androscoggin Valley Hospital for their loving care and concern during her short illness. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at All Souls Congregational Church, Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. James L. Haddix, pastor and teacher; the Rev. Renee U. Garrett, Master of Divinity, minister of Christian nurture; and the Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett, director of chaplaincy services at Eastern Maine Medical Center, officiating. The family invites friends to share conversation and refreshments in the church vestry immediately after the service Tuesday. Interment will be at Danville Green Cemetery, Danville, Vt. Gifts in her memory may be made to the memorial fund of All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
BARBARA K. PULK
Posted Jan. 14, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.