Barbara R. Lee, 88, of Oakland died on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Goodwill Retirement Community in Grantsville.
Born on July 26, 1929, in Terra Alta, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Pulliam) Calhoun.
In her earlier years, Mrs. Lee had served as a secretary for Aurora High School and elementary schools and had worked at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Her most important job, however, was that of a farm wife and mother who cared deeply for her family. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Oakland and was, for many years, a loyal member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to caring for her family and community, she enjoyed sewing, poetry, baking and canning. She will be fondly remembered for the lovely quilts and crocheted items she crafted.
She is survived by two children, B. Dianne Winter and husband, Alvin of Leesburg, Fla., and Gregory C. Lee and wife, Katherine of Oakland; three grandchildren, Cpt. David J. Lee, U.S. Marine Corps, Anneliese Lucier and husband, Charles, and Erin Kaspar-Frett and partner, Melissa; great-grandchildren, Brooks, Jacques, Emmett, Maya, Bronwyn, and Raven; a brother, David Calhoun and wife, Arlene; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph M. Lee, in June of 2017; two sisters, June Connolley and Wanda Hauser; and two brothers-in-law, Donald Connolley and Clayton Hauser.
Private interment will be in Aurora Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goodwill Retirement Communities, 891 Dorsey Hotel Rd., Grantsville, MD 21536 or St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 318 E. Oak St., Oakland, MD 21550.
The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland has been entrusted with arrangements. www.csfredlockfh.com.
Published on January 8, 2018