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Barbara Fagerberg

Barbara Fagerberg Barbara Fagerberg

Barbara Fagerberg, longtime resident of Powell, stepped peacefully from the great Mandela of life on Jan. 24, 2018, in Woodstock, Vermont. She packed a lot of life into her 97 years.

After marrying her college sweetheart, Bob, she moved to Powell — first living at the government-owned Heart Mountain Relocation Camp. She was actively and enthusiastically involved in Powell community life — the Union Presbyterian Church, PEO, Fine Arts and never ever said no to a bridge club or a craft project.

Until the day she died, she maintained her sense of humor, kindness and unshakable positive outlook. Having an appreciation of simple things, she always saw beauty in everything around her — she loved clouds and marveled at them even on the grayest of days, she loved the forests, and the beauty of the sky. Barbara was truly blessed to have a wonderful group of friends and was loved everywhere she lived — which included many foreign countries — finally settling in New England to be with family.

She is survived by her son Wayne (Karen); her daughter Kathy Beaird (Brooke); two grandsons, Nicholas in Corvallis, Oregon, and Benjamin in Chicago; three nieces and one nephew — all of whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert Fagerberg.

There will be no funeral services. We ask in lieu of flowers that any donations be made to the Robert and Barbara Fagerberg Scholarship fund at Northwest College.

Barbara will be interred with her husband in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell. Today the earth has one good soul less.


  • posted by Rovenna Cooley

    February 11, 2018 1:57 pm

    Beautiful tribute for a beautiful soul. To know Barb was to love her, and I was blessed to have known her very well.

  • posted by Phil Hunt

    February 09, 2018 8:54 am

    Barbara and her husband Bob were very welcoming to us when we lived in Powell, and I will always be grateful for their kindness. God Bless Them!
    Phil Hunt

  • posted by Stephen Catterall

    January 30, 2018 4:26 pm

    Wayne and Kathy: Wow, 97! Your mother lived a long, interesting life. It was great growing up across the street and seeing what things your mom was making. Sue and I still have a couple Christmas ornaments she made from dough. In the summer your dad would bring over fish he'd caught, frozen in milk containers, to pull from the freezer for grilling in the summer. Friends like your parents are what made Powell a great place to grow up. And did you know that your dad is buried next to my mom and dad. The next I'm Powell I'll bring some extra flowers!

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