BANGOR - Barbara H. Wilson, 92, of Bangor, Maine moved on to the next stage of her spiritual journey May 12, 2019 following a brief illness.
She was born on October 29, 1926 in Clearwater, Florida; the daughter of Ernest and Hazel Crosby.
Barbara was predeceased by two daughters Susan and Carolyn.
She is survived by sons Ed Wilson and wife Linda of Pompton Plains, NJ; daughter Katie and husband Pat; Paul Wilson and wife Gail of Toms River, NJ; children Susan, Steven, Gail-Ann, and Robbie; Carolyn's daughter Danielle; John Wilson and wife Bev of Hampden, ME their children Paul and Kim; David Wilson of Orono, ME and children Sami and Carter. Barbara is also survived by brother-in-law Ray Wilson and wife Eleanor, sister-in-law, Ginny Hill and husband Dick.
Barbara's love of children was exhibited in her work at Head Start, providing respite care for foster children, and her "job" as a nanny to Ben and Bekah Jaffe. Barbara enjoyed being friends with people of all generations, knowing that each age had something special to offer. She loved knitting and sewing, providing hats for newborns at EMMC, blankets for animals at the Bangor Humane Society, and countless items for her grandchildren. Barbara enjoyed gardening, reading, collecting teddy bears and spending time with her beloved pets.
Barbara was devoted to her many faith communities throughout the years, the most recent being the Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State St., where a memorial service will be held on Friday May 24, 2019 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested donations be made to the Veazie Congregational Church or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or pancan.org. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com