Barbara M. Colburn of Fort Myers, FL

August 15, 1950 -
January 7, 2024



Saturday January 13, 2024

2:00 pm



43 Pine Street, Exeter, NH

Funeral Details


Barbara Colburn, 73, of Fort Myers, FL, died Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia.

She was married to the late Robert Colburn.

Born in Lowell, MA, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Miriam Lambert.

Barbara graduated from Lowell High School, Lowell, with the class of 1968. She is a graduate of Framingham State College and earned a Master’s Degree at Notre Dame College (NH).

She was a dedicated educator, teaching Family and Consumer Science and Social Sciences classes in Southern New Hampshire. Barbara was a talented quilter and crafter, and a voracious reader from a young age. But perhaps she was best known for her quick-witted sense of humor.

She was a member of Christ Church in Exeter and Church of the Good Shepard in Nashua.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Jennifer Wiles, son-in-law Jeremy, and grandchildren Amelia and Evan of Alexandria, VA; her brothers Philip Lambert of Belchertown, MA, Jeffrey Lambert and his wife Linda of Dracut, MA, Kenneth Lambert of Sun City, AZ, and Thomas Lambert and his wife Mary of North Hampton, NH; brother-in-law Philip Colburn and his wife Marylyn of The Villages, FL; and several nieces and nephews.



A memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 13 at 2pm at Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, Exeter, NH. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Westlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to a local food bank of one’s choice.  Arrangements by Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home 978-458-6841. Guestbook at

3 responses to “Barbara M. Colburn of Fort Myers, FL”

  1. Stratis Catacalos says:

    Dear Jenn, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mom, but just knowing you she was clearly an amazing human. Please take care of yourself and your family.
    Much love,
    Strat and Cal

  2. Vinnie cataldo says:

    Dear Jen and family
    Our hearts go out to you, I can’t imagine your pain.
    So soon after losing your dad.
    I never got to meet you in Florida.
    We were across the street from mom & dad.
    Know that there’s a hole in our hearts in Florida with their absence.
    They were two of the finest.
    Vinnie & Claudia

  3. Gina and Mike says:

    Jen…please give the kids a hug and a big one for you! Let me know if there is anything we can do to help you…our thoughts are with you and your parents are greatly missed…a hole will forever be in our hearts. I miss my bantering partner

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