Barbara Lewis Shove

January 19, 1941December 17, 2012

Barbara Shove, 71

Yarmouth – Barbara Ann Shove, 71, of Durham died December 17, 2012 at Brentwood Manor. She was born in Boston, MA on January 19, 1941, the daughter of Anne (Cummings) and Donald Lewis. She grew up on the family farm, belong to 4-H and attended Weare, NH schools. For three years while at Weare High School Barbara was the recipient of the Betty Crocker Award. On November 18, 1961 she married the love of her life, Malcolm Shove, in Weare. The family moved to Gray, ME to farm where she enjoyed planting flowers, vegetables and canning. After many years of farming Barbara and her husband moved to Durham, ME where she worked as a stitcher and retired from LL Bean.

Barbara enjoyed crafts such as ceramics, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and toll painting. She was also excellent at decorating cakes, especially wedding cakes. She readily shared her exceptional talent for cooking with her children and grandchildren making the experience both educational and enjoyable. She had a natural talent as a teacher. She also collected pigs.

Barbara will be remembered for her lively and creative spirit, her easy way of being “strict” with teaching the important lessons of life and the fantastic marriage she gave to Malcolm and “the good life” those years brought him. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed playing games with them.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Malcolm Shove of Durham; her son Timothy Shove of Lisbon; her daughter Deborah Croteau and her fiancé Carl Rowe and his son Dillon Rowe of Saco; her three granddaughters: Amelia Croteau, Courtney Croteau and Gabrielle Croteau; her brothers: Donald Lewis and his wife Irene of FL, Thomas Lewis and his wife Davideen of NH and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Saturday December 22 from 2 – 4 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME with tributes and prayers at 3:30 PM. Please visit to view a video collage of Barbara’s life and to share your condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

For those who wish, donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite C, Scarborough, ME 04074


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Tributes and Prayers Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Tracy Burl

December 22, 2012

Uncle Malcolm, Tim, Debbie, and family I am truly sorry to hear about Aunt Barbara. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Bob & Ellen Allen

December 21, 2012

We send our condolences to your whole family on the loss of your wife. We know how difficult it must be.

December 21, 2012

So sorry to hear of the death of your mother Deb. She was truly a lovely lady and we enjoyed the times we spent with her. Our condolences also to Amelia, Courtney and Gabby.

Grammy and Grumpa, Largo FL

December 20, 2012

I worked with Barb at LLBean Mfg. Always enjoyed talking with her. My condolences to Tim.


Julie Shove Edwards

December 20, 2012

Uncle Malcolm, Debbie and Tim, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Barbara. You are all in my thoughts and prayers....



Pamela Lheureux

December 20, 2012

My sincere condolences to Malcolm, Tim and Debbie. I was a neighbor and friend when they lived in Weare. Barbara was our 4-H Leader and was a great influence in our lives. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Pam (Glaude) L'Heureux, Weare, NH

Tom & Nancy Cantwell

December 19, 2012

I have great memories of my summer stays at the farm when I was a kid. I'll always remember Barbie with her wonderfull smile and infectious laugh. Nancy and I will remember her in our prayers.

Cousin Tommy and Nancy Cantwell

Rod & Carol Cantwell

December 19, 2012

I just want to say farewell to our "Cousin Barbie" She was a bright, beautiful lady and I wish we could have spent more time with her. Barbie looks so much like her Mom, my Aunt Anne. Rest in peace and we will always keep you in our prayers.