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Barbara C. Sawyer

Date of Death: December 25, 2020

Date of Birth: October 19, 1936


Barbara C Sawyer, 84, of Harpswell ME passed away peacefully in her home, with her husband of 61 years by her side on December 25, 2020 after an eleven year battle with multiple myeloma. She was born on October 19, 1936 to parents George and Huerta (Jenke) Conover in Atlantic City NJ. Her Mother married John M. Hoyt, Jr. after George passed away in 1948.

Barbara graduated from Radford Collage, the women’s division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1958. She enjoyed young people and taught in Physical Education, as a multi-curriculum substitute and a special education teacher for more than 20 years.  She worked her way from a House of Lloyd demonstrator to Regional Director of her sales area. She also volunteered as a trip coordinator at the Brunswick ME People Plus Center. An avid bowler, she bowled until just 4 months before her death. A gregarious people person, known for her quick wit, she made many lifelong friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and survived by her husband, Robert H. Sawyer; son Robert P. Sawyer and his wife Jennifer; and daughter Barbara L. Sawyer.

Due to the danger associated with large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not have a service for Barbara until it is safe to do so. They will announce a celebration of her life in the paper when it is safe to gather. The family would encourage donations to the American Cancer Association in lieu of flowers.


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