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PERHAM and ELLSWORTH – Barbara Marshall Goodyear, 60, died Feb. 5, 2007, at her home, in Perham, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 14, 1946, in Ellsworth, the daughter of Paul P. and Marian (Cunningham) Marshall. Barbara graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1965. She continued her education with community college courses in dental radiology and real estate. After beginning her family, Barbara became an educational aide at the Dr. Charles C. Knowlton School and went on to become secretary to the principal for nearly 10 years. She then worked as a dental radiologist and secretary with Dr. Walter H. Dickes, DDS, in Ellsworth. After earning her real estate license, she worked as a realtor with Knowles Real Estate in Ellsworth. She continued her real estate career when she moved to Perham, working first with Mahoney Real Estate and later with REMAX Central Real Estate. Both in Ellsworth and Perham, Barbara was active in her community. She was a member of the Ellsworth Players in the 1970s, performing in productions, including Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man and Guys and Dolls. She returned to Ellsworth this past summer to celebrate the 30th anniversary production of Fiddler. She served seven years on the Ellsworth School Board, was on the original J.U.M.P. playground committee, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Ells-worth Historical Society, Aroostook Council of Realtors, Ellsworth High School Alumni Association, Perham Ladies Club, Hummock Pond Shuckers & Pluckers and Bowlin-Matagamon Snowmobile Club. She was past president of the Washington/Hancock Board of Realtors, chairman of the Perham Planning Board, past chair of the Realtor Affordable Housing Foundation and a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church, Ells-worth, where she sang in the choir for many years. She enjoyed many seasons at camp and loved spending time outdoors gardening, canoeing, camping, fishing, snowmobiling and hiking. She is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Goodyear of Perham; her aunt, Margaret Cunningham of Ellsworth; five daughters, Ruth Dunbar and husband, Mark, of Ellsworth, Heidi Sachs and husband, Justin, of Santa Fe, N.M., Kristi Powitsky and husband, John, of Pearland, Texas, Susan DeLong and husband, William, of Durham, Cullen Concannon and husband, Matthew, of Cape Elizabeth; grandchildren, Hannah Sachs, Connor and Cullen Powitsky, Benjamin DeLong, Evan and Kathryn Concannon; stepgrandchildren, Paul and Joshua Dunbar of Orland, Lauren and Katherine DeLong of Severn, Md.; brothers, Charles Marshall and wife, Mary, of Franklin, Jonathan Marshall and wife, Patricia, of Ellsworth. She will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends, including her faithful and loving golden retriever, Bees. Barbara’s funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Presque Isle Congregational Church, Church Street, Presque Isle. A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the First congregational Church, Church Street, Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cary Medical Center Oncology Unit, 163 Van Buren Road, Suite 1, Caribou, ME 04736 or the Ellsworth High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, care of Rebecca Sargent, The Union Trust Co., P.O. Box 479, Ellsworth, ME 04605. IPT, you can cut your hair now. Arrangements are by Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou.

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