Barbara Elizabeth Howell, 88, of Nobleboro passed away peacefully April 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara was born in Thomaston Dec. 4, 1924; the daughter of George Washington and Kathryn (Kirkpatrick) Wood. She grew up on Limerock Street in Rockland. She graduated from Rockland High School in 1943. During her high school years, Barbara was very active as a band member. She was also involved in prize speaking, the press club, the glee club, student council, the National Thespian Society, numerous class plays and many other activities. She worked at Perry’s Market throughout her high school years and prior to her marriage.

She married her beloved husband, Maynard, of 64 years on April 17, 1948. Barbara moved to the Howell Family Farm in Nobleboro and enjoyed working on the farm and raising her children. After her children were grown she worked as a bookkeeper at R.C. Moore, Medomak Canning Company and most notably for a number of years for R.H. Reny. She served as registrar of voters for Nobleboro for several years. Barbara also was very involved in the annual North Nobleboro Community Day.

Barbara’s sense of humor, generous spirit, and love of life defined her personality. In the past few years Barbara especially enjoyed the birds and wildlife that shared her backyard. Barbara loved family gatherings and couldn’t wait for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to walk through the door. She always showered them with love, as they did her.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents; and brother, George “Jack” Wood II. She is survived by her husband Maynard of Nobleboro; her sister, Virginia “Gini” Wood Kunesh of Camden; her brothers, Herbert “Bud” Wood of Warren and William “Bill” Wood of Rockland; her daughter Sue and husband Paul Daiute of Hallowell; her son Barry and wife Karen of Nobleboro; her son, Scott of Wilder, Vt.; her son Stephen and wife Denise of Orrington; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Amber, Cameron, Elizabeth, Ashleigh, Nathan, Patrick, Alyssa and Caroline; and three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Julianna and Giovanni and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Cove’s Edge NF Staff Appreciation, c/o LCH Development, 35 Miles Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 or North Nobleboro Community Association, c/o Mitchell Wellman, 573 East Pond Road, Nobleboro, ME 04555.

A graveside service was held at Shuman Cemetery April 15.

You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories page at Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services 949 Main St. Waldoboro, ME 04572.