Carolyn L. (Brown) Barbour

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, at 7:49 p.m.

BANGOR – Carolyn L. Barbour, 81, went to be with her Lord Oct. 15, 2012. She was born July 17, 1931, in Milo, a daughter of Stanley and Freda (Stevens) Brown.

She attended grammar school in Derby and graduated from Milo High School, class of 1949. She attended Husson College and began her working career at Atwood Motor Co., Bangor, where she met her future husband, Harry Reynolds. In 1980, she moved to Concord, N.H., where she worked as a matron of the Odd Fellows Home and in the day care center. In 1984, she was featured on the United Way poster while employed in the day care center. She became a certified nurse’s assistant and worked in the infirmary, and also did some home care cases. She stayed in New Hampshire for 10 years, returning to Maine where she continued her CNA home care and worked at a local day care center. For many years, she taught Sunday school, and was faithful to the church and loved gospel music. She began collecting dolls and her collection grew and grew. Carolyn enjoyed roller skating.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Reynolds and wife, Darla, of Holden, and Tim Reynolds and wife, Irene, of Bradley; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sister, Charlene Clark of Concord, N.H.; best friend, “Dee Dee” of Hudson; two nephews, Randy and Brian; and niece, Becky. She was predeceased husband, Charles Barbour.

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, where a funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Jerry Mick officiating. A light luncheon will be after the service at Bangor Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. at Abbott Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross at www.redcross.org; or Salvation Army, 65 South Park St., Bangor, ME 04401 or at www.use.salvationarmy.org/bangor.

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