Barbara's Story

PRESQUE ISLE AND ASHLAND - Barbara S. True, 86, entered into rest March 2, 2014, at a Presque Isle hospital.She was born December 10, 1927 in Oxbow Plt., a daughter of the late Boardman and Effie Mae (Rideout) Stevens, Sr.

She worked at the Aroostook medical center as a nurse for many years before her retirement. Previously, she was a nurse at several hospitals and nursing homes as she traveled with her husband. Barbara enjoyed knitting in her spare time, and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. She also enjoyed fishing, joining her husband on many memorable fishing trips. Overall, Barbara loved caring for her family and friends, even just stopping by to share a story, her sense of humor, or share her loveable smile.

Barbara is survived by: her husband of 45 years, Charles A. True of Presque Isle, formerly of Ashland; one daughter, Gloria Caron and her husband Eugene; two sisters, Virginia Robinson and Beverly Rafford and her husband Wendel, all of Ashland; one grandson; one great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Barbara is predeceased by: her son, Linwood Fleming, Jr. in 1997; 5 brothers, Boardman, Merle, Judson, and Aubrey Stevens; an infant brother; and one sister, Amelia Whipple.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Masardis Municipal Cemetery. The will be no calling hours. Arrangements are a service of Lajoie Funeral Home-Ashland, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. To share condolences online, please visit
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