Barbara Curtis Eveleth



ATHENS, GA. – Barbara Curtis Eveleth passed away in Athens, Ga., on April 21, 2016 at age 92. She was born in Auburn on May 16, 1923, to Mildred and Irving Curtis. She attended Edward Little High School, where she was an avid flute player in the high school band. She married Robert Donald Eveleth at Camp Shelby Mississippi on July 1, 1941. After the war, the family settled in St. James, Mo., where Barbara was an active member of the community and Trinity Episcopal Church.

Between 1947 and 1957, Barbara had four daughters.

In 1964, the family moved to Bar Harbor, where she lived for 43 years. Barbara worked at the Bar Harbor High School before getting her Realtor’s license and then worked many years selling real estate for Bar Harbor Realty. At her School Street home in Bar Harbor, Barbara was an avid vegetable and flower gardener. She was a longtime member of St. Saviour’s Church and church choir; and she volunteered regularly at the St. Saviour’s Parish thrift store.

In her later years, she lived with her daughter Jenifer Fisher in Pittsboro, N.C., and then her daughter Jolene O’Brien in Venice, Fla., and later Athens, Ga.

Barbara was predeceased by her older brother Charles (“Jerry”) Curtis and her husband Robert D. Eveleth. She is survived by her sister Priscilla Curtis Pulsifer (Leslie Pulsifer) of West Paris; and her children Jolene O’Brien of Athens, Ga., Jenifer Fisher, Pittsboro, N.C., Julia Eveleth (Bernard Harkins) of Middletown, R.I., and Woodstock, and Jan Eveleth of Mercer Island, Wash.; as well as five grandsons, two granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters.

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