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Barbara Jane Christman


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Corinth, Vt. — Barbara Jane Christman died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Dodge City, Kan., Dec. 30, 1928, and was raised in Borger, Texas.

On July 21, 1947, she married Emmett Chris Christman and for years “Tuck” and “Chris”, as they called each other, lived in Connecticut before retiring to Corinth in 1989. Last year they celebrated their seventieth wedding anniversary with a happy gathering of dear friends. Barbara always had a sparkling smile and warm heart, and she loved tending her gardens and Vermont meadow, and was the life of the neighborhood, ever ready to join in with a song and a dance.

She is survived by her devoted husband, who looked after her during her long illness; her son, Chris and grandson William of East Haven, Conn.; her daughter, Sharon Cove of Colebrook, N.H.; Sharon’s son Michael of California and daughter Vickie St. George of Pittsfield, N.H. and her two children Mathew and Madison.

The family wishes to offer heartfelt thanks to the Barre, Vt., Council on Aging, the wonderful staff at O.S.I.P. in Newbury, Vt., and to express especially deep gratitude to the Grafton County Nursing Home of North Haverhill, N.H., for their loving care of Barbara during her last months. Barbara’s own kind spirit was repaid in equal measure by those three excellent organizations. She will truly be missed by all who had the luck to know her.

A time of remembrance will be held at a later time.