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DADE CITY, Fla. - Barbara Lee Allen Weston, 79, died unexpectedly in Zephyrhills, Fla., on March 7, 2016.

In her life she embraced family, multiple careers, and artistic and intellectual pursuits. Born Barbara Lee Allen, the first of five daughters and the daughter of a coal miner, she was raised in David, Kentucky. A graduate of Prestonsburg College, she married Air Force Sergeant Donald L. Weston in 1954, her husband of sixty-one years. She accompanied Donald as he was assigned to various posts throughout the country. After their fourth child, they retired to Dexter in 1976.  Soon thereafter, Barbara began working as a bank teller for Key Bank. Barbara's work was recognized, and she was quickly promoted to a managerial position. She was able to strike a balance between her duties at the bank and her first job, raising her children. She was an expert in rare coins and focused on Franklin Mint coins.  Barbara loved crossword puzzles and playing cards.  She also enjoyed the watercolor flower paintings by Maine artist, Lynn Snow, and Kentucky painter, Russell May. Donald and Barbara spent their winters in Dade City, Fla., and their summers on Sebec Lake. Both houses were often full of visiting family and friends. Generous, loving, and warmhearted, she will be dearly missed by those she left behind.

She was predeceased by her parents, Cynthia Prater Allen and Tilden Allen. She leaves behind her husband, Donald Weston; her four younger sisters, Vonnie Ousley, Shelby Stapleton, Lois Griffith and Joyce Ousley; her four children, David Weston, Kathryn and Garrett Miller, Karen and John Baldacci, and Steven Weston; and her grandchildren, Chelsea Weston, Laura Miller, Jack and Leah Baldacci, Anne Miller, Nicole Weston and Ian Weston.

Friends and family are invited to call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, with a funeral service conducted at 3:30 pm. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Lawn Cemetery, Guilford. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 10, 2016
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