Barbara T. Smith
Barbara T. Smith
  • April 14, 1926 - April 13, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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LEWISTON: Barbara T. Smith, 90, of Auburn passed away peacefully on Thursday April 13, 2017 at Marshwood Nursing Center in Lewiston. She was born on April 14, 1926 in Auburn a daughter of the late William and Geneva Buckley Bradbury. She grew up in the Minot Corner community and attended Auburn schools. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School.
After high school, in December of 1944, she married Everett Trask and they started a family together. They were married for 29 years. During that time, they both owned and operated what is now the Minot Country Store and Post Office. Barbara also worked in the fashion business beginning at B. Peck in Lewiston.
In 1980, she married Rollis Smith and had moved to various areas of the country all while still continuing her work in the fashion industry. She retired from Macy's in South Portland in 2004 at the age of 78.
Barbara will always be remembered for her devotion, care and commitment to her family. She loved spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren, who often referred to her as "Bubbles". She will be deeply missed by all of her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Paula White and her husband Sheldon, her beloved sister, Ruth, a brother-in-law, Dick, a step-son, Rocky Smith and family, a step-daughter, Donna Packer and family, a grandson, Christian Durgin and his wife Jen, a granddaughter, Abby Jacobs and her husband Dan, great-grandchildren; Geneva and Samuel Durgin and Hope and Vincent Jacobs and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Rollis Smith, a sister, Helen Whittle, a brother-in-law, Robert Davis and a nephew, Steven Davis.
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Per Barbara's wishes, services will be private. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Barbara's memory to a local charity of choice. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.