Barbara F. Hull
Barbara Fraser Hull, 85, passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2017 surrounded, loved and cared for by her immediate family and the staff of Horizons Living Center. She was born on July 10, 1932 in Bath, Maine the daughter of Harriet (Pratt) and William E. Fraser. She grew up in Bath on Chestnut Street, attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1952.
After high school she worked briefly as a secretary at the Bath Times. Late in 1953, she met her true love at church, Robert W. Hull, who was in the Navy and stationed at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. On the 21st of August 1954 they were married and made their home in Bath where they raised five children.
Barbara loved her family, she was proud to be a stay-at-home mom and her family was her priority. For many years her three great nephews also lived with them.
She taught children’s Sunday school at the Bath Church of the Nazarene and the Brunswick Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, was involved in Eastern Star in Bath; and was Worthy Advisor of the Rainbow Girls for a number of years. She was an active member in Morse Band Boosters and loved going to basketball and football games with her family. Barbara was a current member of Gospel Light Fellowship in West Bath and for a short while she took care of the babies and children at the Christian Day Care.
Barbara loved singing and sang in many choirs; she especially loved singing a duet with her husband at church. She also loved to cook big dinners and bake for her family. She canned vegetables and made wonderful pies, but her chocolate chip cookies were the best ever. Her family said she got the most enjoyment out of cooking. Barbara liked to knit, embroider, read, and watch TV in her spare time. She loved watching her New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.
She is predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Hull, Sr. of over 55 years; her sister and brother-in-law Marjorie L. Bailey and Stuart H. Bailey.
Barbara is survived by three sons, Robert Hull, Jr. and his wife Pam of Alna; Stuart Hull and his wife Donna of Litchfield; David Webster and his wife Susan of Bath; two daughters, Harriet Douglas and her husband Allan of Massachusetts; and Virginia Hildenbrand of Bath; 11 grandchildren, Lincoln Hull and his wife Rebekah of Bath; Sawyer Hull of Alna, Wayne Hull of Litchfield; Craig Hull and wife Hilary of Georgia; Quintin Webster and Kaidin Webster of Bath; Mark Douglas and wife Susanne of Massachusetts; Melissa Ehle and husband Wesley of Maine; Heather Douglas of Massachusetts; Joshua Hildenbrand of Bath; Barbara Smith and husband Charles of Falmouth, as well as many great grandchildren, nieces (greats) and nephews (greats).
Barbara loved her church and her pastors, Rev’s Arden and Brenda Cross and their son Brenden who loved her as “Grammie” and co-pastors Rev’s Don and Gayla Maguire. The family wishes to thank the staff of Horizons Living Center for the outstanding care that Barbara received.
Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at David E. Desmond and Son Funeral Home at 638 High Street in Bath with visiting hours from 10-11 a.m.; a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gospel Light Fellowship, Compass Point Academy Scholarship Fund at 58 Wildwood Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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