Barbara V. Bowman, 91, of Waldoboro, went home to the Lord on May 21, 2019 at Chase Point in Damariscotta surrounded by her family. She was born May 9, 1928 in Warren, the daughter of Ben and Bertha Perry.
Barbara was a graduate of Warren High School. While in school Barbara wrote many stories and poems which were published in the yearbook. In 1946 she married Edgar Bowman Sr., and they had four children. Barbara was a homemaker while her children were growing up. She later worked as a C.N.A. In 1985 she married Philip Fernald. They made their home in Groton, Conn. where Barbara worked as a live-in caregiver. They moved back to Maine after retiring to be closer to family.
Barbara devoted her time to her family. She enjoyed putting puzzles together, attending family gatherings, reading her Bible, and going to church with her sisters. She also enjoyed Thursday afternoon bingo with Kim and her friends at the Sproul Block in Waldoboro. She enjoyed walking around the block, and stopping to visit her “Community Pharmacy family.”
Barbara was predeceased by her parents; a son, Arthur “Squeak” Bowman; husband, Philip Fernald; daughter-in-law, Bunny Bowman; bonus daughter, Heidi Fernald Marx; and brothers, Ralph, Ernest, and Willis Perry.
She is survived by three children, Skip Bowman, Connie Rickman and her husband Mike, and Ernie Bowman and his wife Jamie; daughter-in-law, Deborah Martin; bonus daughter, Tammy Fernald; grandchildren, Brian, Kim, Shelley, Todd, Chuck, Gina, Shane, Billie, Chad, Krissy, and Tony; bonus grandson, Corey; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Lucille, Lorraine, Jim, Dick, Jack and Mary and their spouses.
Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro. A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at the Warren Baptist Church, 166 Main St., Warren with Rev. Dr. Linwood Welch and Rev. Wayne Woodman co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Post Sunny View Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Waldoboro.
Condolences may be shared with the family at hallfuneralhomes.com.