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Barbara Mae Jones CHARLESTOWN — Barbara Mae Jones passed away peacefully on Christmas Day 2020 in Burlington, Vermont, at the age of 86. She was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Lt. Col. Charles L. Bullock USA Ret. and Mae Ende Bullock. She resided in Springfield until graduating college, except for a short time when the family lived in Washington, DC, during World War II. She obtained a B.S. in Home Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and accepted a teaching position at Auburn (Massachusetts) High School soon after graduating. While working, she earned a M.S. in Education from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. While at UMass, Barbara represented the Student Christian Association at a national meeting at the University of Kansas where she met her future husband, who was representing the University of New Hampshire. Barbara married Col. Warner Jones, M.D. USAFRES Ret., in 1960 and they moved to Charlestown, New Hampshire, in 1968. She began a second career managing doctors' offices for physicians practicing at Springfield (Vermont) Hospital. She had a significant impact on the town of Charlestown during her 35 years as a resident. Active in the community, she was a founding member of the Charlestown Women's Club (part of the GFWC of NH), trustee of Old Fort at No. 4 Associates, historian of Fort at No. 4 and trustee of the (Charlestown) Trust Fund. She was active in numerous associations and groups, including Crown Point Road Association and Society, in addition to serving on school committees and volunteering as a Cub Scout and Webelos leader. In 1985, she was recognized as one of New Hampshire's Outstanding Volunteers. Barbara participated actively in genealogy and historical societies and wrote a historical column for The Walpole (New Hampshire) Gazette. When time permitted, she enjoyed traveling in Europe, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Canada. Barbara took great pride in her three sons, Charles, Warner and William; and loved interacting with her nine grandchildren, Ethan, Caleb, Sadie, Zachary, Connor, Delaney, Maxwell, Emily and Timothy. Other beloved people in her life were Dora Sudarsky, Joanna Stanton Jones, Lissa Ellsworth Jones, Amy Caldicott and Barbara Comeau. To the end, she was sharp as a tack, although declining health restricted her ability to continue reading, writing, researching and sharing her knowledge of history. She will be remembered lovingly by her family, friends and caregivers. A private ceremony will be held in the spring for her interment in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery and, pandemic permitting, a memorial service will be planned in Charlestown, New Hampshire, to celebrate her life.

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