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 www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com