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Barbara Ward Colson
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1921
Death: Sep. 19, 2012

HUDSON, N.H., AND DEDHAM/BREWER - Barbara (Ward) Colson, 91, died Sept. 19, 2012, at Courville Nursing Home, Nashua, N.H., after a long illness. She was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Newburgh, daughter of Earl and Iola (Bicknell) Ward, and was a resident of New Hampshire since June 2005.

Barbara was a graduate of Hampden Academy. After high school, she studied and became a licensed beautician, owning Barbara's Beauty Shop on North Main Street, Brewer, for many years. After closing her shop, Barbara was beautician for several nursing homes in the Bangor/Brewer area, and continued for family and friends until age 80. Barbara was a former member of Old Town/Riverside Grange No. 273 and Penobscot/Pomona Grange No. 8. Barbara will be remembered for her love of needlework for which she won many Maine fairs' first prize ribbons.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Gilbert, in 1998. She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Brenton and Helene Colson of Hudson, N.H., and Denzil and Ann Colson of Brewer; two grandsons, Matthew Colson and wife, Elizabeth, of Wilton, N.H., and Jeremy Colson, presently deployed and proudly serving our nation in the U.S. Marine Corps; and five great-grandchildren, Avery and Mckenna of Wilton, N.H., Bailey, Sophia and Vincent of Phoenix. Barbara is also survived by her two sisters, Eleanor (Ward) Whitcomb and Zelma (Ward) Young and husband, Robert, of Newburgh; sister-in-law, Louise Ward of Winterport; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at Locust Grove Cemetery, Hampden. (Bangor Daily News 9/21/2012) 
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  Gilbert H Colson (1914 - 1998)
Locust Grove Cemetery
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: Sep 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97491549
Barbara <i>Ward</i> Colson
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