OBITUARY

Helen Kuldell Barbee

July 30, 1921April 20, 2012

On April 20, 2012, Helen Kuldell Barbee, 3rd generation resident of Bethesda, MD, founding partner and later president of Barbee Curran Elevator Company, Rockville, MD; mother to Helen Koehler of Boynton Beach, FL, Paul Barbee Jr., of New Bethlehem, PA, Michael Barbee of Rockville, MD, Martha Slagle of Silver Spring, MD, Suzanne Mong of Boynton Beach, FL, and Charles Barbee of Clermont, FL; grandmother to 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren succumbed to a life of pulmonary issues. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul F. Barbee; her parents, Oscar and Marie Kuldell; and her sisters, Anne Barker of Washington, DC and Teedee Johnson of Boynton Beach, FL. Relatives and friends are invited to call at JOSEPH GAWLERS SONS, INC., 5130 Wisconsin Ave., NW (Corner of Harrison St.), Washington, DC on Friday, April 27 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where services will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 11 a.m. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: www.HKCommunityFund.org/donate and to KickItKohl/Kohl Angelo.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, April 27, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, April 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 28, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment will follow after Funeral Service
REMEMBERING

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Beth Modiano

April 27, 2012

Some people are the glue of the family. Aunt Helen was super glue.

Lenwood + Patricia Freeman

April 27, 2012

Paul and Sarah Barbee Jr. & Paul Barbee III, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you and the rest of the Barbee family. I wish to express my condolences upon hearing the news today. Your belief in God will get you through the difficult days and months ahead.

Blaine O'Donoghue

April 27, 2012

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Barbee, a wonderful boss who became a great friend. I'll always love and miss her, and I still miss working for Barbee Curran.

April 26, 2012

We are all holding your family in our hearts!
Our deepest sympathy.
Neiman Marcus Visual staff
Clay, Ricky, Yvette and Charles

Kim Hewitt

April 26, 2012

Your mother was always very good to me and I was honored to be part of your family. She taught me so many things as a young woman and I will always be thankful for that. I'm sorry for your loss but she lived a long and full life and you have so very very many memories to get you through the sad times. (Kim Barbee Hewitt)

Michael & Rose Herrity

April 26, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss.I am sorry I will be out of town the day of the funeral. I have fond menories of Mrs. Barbee and working at Barbee Curran Elevator. I worked there in 1964 & one of my jobs was to pick up Mrs Barbee at her home and bring her to B & C's office.

April 26, 2012

My deepest condolences to the children and grandchildren of this wonderful woman. You were blessed with a warm and intelligent person, one of my favorites. May she rest in eternal peace.
Patrick A. Carrajat

April 26, 2012

Hey Charlie, The kids and I are sorry to hear about your mom.
I am grateful that I got to see her a while back and that the kids got to meet her. Your mom was delightful with the children and all of us benefited from the time we spent with her.

Chris Kerrigan and children

jefferson

April 26, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. May your fond memories give you much comfort. Always remember God can give you the strength you need.

L. T.

April 25, 2012

I wish to express my condolences to the family. In your time of bereavement, please know that God assures us that we will see our loved ones again. I'm sure that with the help of our loving Heavenly Father, your family, and friends you will receive the comfort and support you need to cope with your grief.