Barbara A. Thomas

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Bucksport - Barbara A. Thomas, 93, passed into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ on January 22, 2019. She was born October 18, 1925, in Bangor, Maine, to Raymond and Edith (Arey) Atwood.
Barbara worked for the Bucksport School Department for 17 years. She had a special interest in the Bucksport Animal Shelter where she was a volunteer for eight years. Her devotion to those special little ones was remarkable. She was a lover of nature and all its' wonders. She loved feeding the birds and the deer that would appear on her property. Her greatest pleasure was her many pets that she had over her lifetime and her beautiful flower gardens. Jeremy, a precious cocker spaniel, was her constant companion for many years. She loved going for walks with Jeremy on the school trails and the Silver Lake trail across from her home.
Barbara, and her husband, Wally (Walter) built their own home on Central Street. For 45 years after Wally's passing in 1973, she maintained the home and property on her own. She dedicated many hours trimming the evergreens in front of her home (with hand scissors!), maintaining her rock-wall garden and her flower beds and mowing her lawn herself even at the age of 93.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wally Thomas; her parents; her sisters, Shirley Grigsby, Ruth Hutchins, Edith Arnold and Yvonne Downes; and a brother, Herbert Atwood; as well as several precious friends that went before her. She will be greatly missed by her two devoted daughters, Linda Thomas and Sandra Thomas; other survivors include, her sister, Joanne Bridges; brothers Raymond Atwood and wife, Thiry; Ernest Atwood, Fred Atwood and wife, Betsy, Wilford Atwood and wife, Martha, and sister-in-law, Irene Atwood; also, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Barbara's request there will be no funeral service. There will be a graveside service in the spring where she will be laid to rest at the River View Cemetery, River Road, Bucksport.
Donations may be made in Barbara's name to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.
Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services(mitchelltweedie-young.com)
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Published on January 25, 2019
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