Barbara M. Wade, 80, of Damariscotta, went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of March 24, 2023, while surrounded by her loving family.
Born on July 27, 1942 in Sanger, California, she was the daughter of Winfred and Ada Shelton. She graduated from Sanger High in 1960. She lived in Texas for 5 years and has been a resident of Damariscotta since 1979.
Serving the Lord was a very big part of her life, and she was a pastor's wife for 8 years. She was a talented musician and sang and played the piano beautifully.
Family meant everything to her. She had a great and pure love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. And you never went hungry at Mamaw's house.
She was a bookkeeper for many years, including 25 years for CLC Ambulance Service. She also managed the books for her husband's previous business, Quality Muffler.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jim; parents, Winfred and Ada Shelton; sister, Glenda Mason; brother, Ervin Shelton; and brothers-in-law, Kenny Mason and Gary Mason.
She is survived by son, Tim and wife Terri of Woolwich; son, Randy and wife Margaret of Newcastle; daughter, Rena of Newcastle; sister, Kaye Howard of Clovis, California; sister-in-law, Sharon Mason of Fresno, California; grandchildren, Brent Wade and wife Samantha of Marion, Massachusetts; Amanda Wade and partner Rob of West Gardner; Morgan White and wife Sara of Damariscotta; Spencer White of Newcastle; Parker White and fiance Lisa of St Petersburg, Florida; Arielle Lane and husband AJ of South Bristol; Corey Wade and fiance Jessica of Jefferson; Hannah Kleinschmidt and husband Hank of Wiscasset; Michelle Neimi and husband Matt of Edgecomb; great-grandchildren Aubrey, Chloe, Connor, Shawn, Charlotte, Wyatt, Brooklyn, Reiley, Wade, Zeal, Archer and Finnigan; and many nieces and nephews.
A service for Barbara will be held at 11:00am, on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at the Twin Villages Church, 40 Church Street in Damariscotta.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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