Barbara's Story

MATTAWAMKEAG - Barbara M. Elward, 90, wife of the late Martin John Elward, passed away April 7, 2014 at a Brewer healthcare facility. She was born March 3, 1924 in Boston, daughter of Leroy and Stella E. (Gray) McCorison.

She is survived by two children, Rick Elward and Penny Beckland and Deborah and Dennis King and their children, Ryan King and Benjamin King and their families; a daughter-in-law, Linda Elward and her children, John Elward and Rachel Elward and their families. She was predeceased by a son, John M. "Skip" Elward. Special thanks to her faithful neighbors, Joe and Shirley Murray and their families and also to Barbara's many special friends.

Her request was that there be no services. A graveside service will be held later in the spring at the Mattawamkeag cemetery. Those who wish may donate in her memory to Penobscot Valley Humane Society, 1 Park Avenue, Lincoln, ME 04457 or St Thomas Episcopal Church, PO Box 106, Winn ME 04495. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at
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