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YARMOUTH -- Barbara Ann Shove, 71, of Durham died Dec. 17, 2012 at Brentwood Manor. She was born in Boston, Mass. on Jan.19, 1941, the daughter of Anne (Cummings) and Donald Lewis. She grew up on the family farm, belong to 4-H and attended Weare, N.H. schools. For three years while at Weare High School Barbara was the recipient of the Betty Crocker Award. On Nov. 18, 1961 she married the love of her life, Malcolm Shove, in Weare. The family moved to Gray to farm where she enjoyed planting flowers, vegetables and canning. After many years of farming Barbara and her husband moved to Durham where she worked as a stitcher and retired from LL Bean.
Barbara enjoyed crafts such as ceramics, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and toll painting. She was also excellent at decorating cakes, especially wedding cakes. She readily shared her exceptional talent for cooking with her children and grandchildren making the experience both educational and enjoyable. She had a natural talent as a teacher. She also collected pigs.
Barbara will be remembered for her lively and creative spirit, her easy way of being 'strict' with teaching the important lessons of life and the fantastic marriage she gave to Malcolm and 'the good life' those years brought him. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed playing games with them.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Malcolm Shove of Durham; her son Timothy Shove of Lisbon, her daughter Deborah Croteau and her fiance Carl Rowe and his son Dillon Rowe of Saco; her three granddaughters, Amelia Croteau, Courtney Croteau and Gabrielle Croteau; her brothers, Donald Lewis and his wife Irene of Florida, Thomas Lewis and his wife Davideen of New Hampshire; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Barbara's life will be held on Saturday Dec. 22 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME with tributes and prayers at 3:30 p.m. Please visit
to view a video collage of Barbara's life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with her family.
For those who wish,
donations may be made to:
383 US Route One, Suite C
Scarborough, ME 04074
Barbara Ann Shove
Lindquist Funeral Home
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 20, 2012
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"Uncle Malcolm, Tim, Debbie, and family I am truly sorry to hear about Aunt Barbara. My thoughts are with..."
- Tracy Burl
"Malcolm, We send our condolences to your whole family on the loss of your wife. We know how difficult it..."
- Bob & Ellen Allen
"So sorry to hear of the death of your mother Deb. She was truly a lovely lady and we enjoyed the times..."
"I worked with Barb at LLBean Mfg. Always enjoyed talking with her. My condolences to Tim. Jane"
"Uncle Malcolm, Debbie and Tim, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Barbara. You are all in my..."
- Julie Shove Edwards
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