WOODLAND and FORT MYERS, Fla. - Barbara Leighton Hallowell, 93, died Jan. 3, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. She was born May 6, 1919, in Limestone, the daughter of Harold and Sarah (Phair) Leighton.
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She graduated from Limestone High School in 1935 and attended Presque Isle Normal School for two years, receiving her teaching certificate in 1936. She taught for a year in a one-room school in Caribou at a salary of $14.00 per week. She then worked a year teaching grade four in Stockholm for $16.00 per week. While teaching there, she met and married Richard Hallowell Jr. In the following years she taught at Woodland, Perham and Caribou junior high schools for a total of 26 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and she also served as organist and choir director at First Baptist Church, Woodland, for more than 20 years. After retiring from teaching in 1968, she and her husband spent winters in Florida and summers at Madawaska Lake, enjoying many happy family get-togethers there.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Richard W. Hallowell Jr. She is survived by her five children, Sarah Tukey of Sorrento, Judith Hallowell of Fort Myers, Fla., Richard W. Hallowell III and his wife, Candice, of Woodland, Dana L. Hallowell and his wife, Cheryl, of Madawaska Lake and John H. Hallowell and his wife, Julie, of York; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at First Baptist Church, Woodland, with the Rev. Ron Rosser officiating, assisted by the Rev. Otto Palmer. Interment will be in the spring at Fairview Cemetery, Perham. After the service all are invited to visit with the family and enjoy continued fellowship and refreshments in the church dining hall. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs. Hallowell may do so through First Baptist Church, Woodland, memorial fund or the charity of ones choice Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 5, 2013