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Obituary for Barbara Dow (Kierstead)

Barbara  Dow (Kierstead)
Barbara K. Dow
Hampden
Barbara (Kierstead) Dow, 91, passed away February 27, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born June 4, 1926 in New London, CT., the daughter of Edgar J. and Ida M. (Carter) Kierstead.
Barbara attended schools in Mapleton, graduating from Mapleton High School class of 1943 and NMVTI Practical Nursing Program in 1965. She married E. Keith Dow in 1946. Three daughters were born to them, Gayle M. Eiler, Kathy L. Boutot and Ruthanne J. Frost. Barbara loved nursing at A.R. Gould, office of Robert Sommerville, MD, Presque Isle, Thayer Hospital in Waterville while they lived in Clinton and Bangor City Nursing Center after moving to Hampden. She made valuable friends through work and the Maine Practical Nursing Association where she served as President for several years.
Barbara was a member of the Hampden Congregational Church, Bangor Nursing and Rehab Auxiliary and a former member of the Bangor-Brewer Christian Women’s Club. She was an active volunteer at the Hampden Food Cupboard and the Bangor Nursing and Rehab Activities.
The family would like to thank Dana, Priscilla and Marilyn from St. Joseph Hospice, Visiting Angels, the staff at Phillips Strickland and Brewer Rehab.
She is survived by her daughter Ruthanne Frost and husband Ivan “Buzz” of Hampden; grandchildren, Timothy Eiler and wife Jennifer, Laura Eiler, Rebecca Eiler Brennerman and husband Philip, Denise Boutot Hall and husband Robin, Michelle Boutot Gaboriault, Jeremy Boutot and wife Beth, Debbie Friend, Jeffery Frost, Tammy Frost Albert and husband Ryan and K. Brad Frost and wife Anna; several special great and great, great- grandchildren; son-in-law Richard Boutot and wife Louise of Portage; sister Janice E. Baughman of York, PA. , sister-in-law, Maureen Kierstead of Mapleton; several nieces and nephews.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband Keith Dow after 65 years of marriage, her parents, daughter Kathy L. Boutot and Gayle M. Eiler, son-in-law John M. Eiler, brother Wayne C. Kierstead, several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 1-3 p.m. Sunday March 4, 2018 at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday March 5, 2018 at the Hampden Congregational Church, 101 Main Rd. North, Hampden with the Rev. William Walsh, pastor officiating. Spring interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Hampden.
Those who wish to remember Barbara in a special way may make donations in her memory to the Mapleton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, Mapleton, ME. 04757 or the Hampden Congregational Church, P.O. Box 9, Hampden, ME. 04444.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
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