Barbara G. Gurney, 69

Barbara Gurney

Barbara Gurney

LEWISTON — Barbara G. Gurney, 69, of Poland, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Central Maine Medical Center.
Barbara was born in Casco on Aug. 26, 1945, a daughter of John A. and Grace (Harmon) Malier. She attended Casco schools and graduated from Casco High School.
She married Richard E. Gurney on Aug. 24, 1963, and was a homemaker all of her life. She also cared for many children over many years. Barbara was a Bingo enthusiast and loved Elvis Presley. A most memorable time was a trip she made to Graceland. Spending time with her grandchildren was most important to her.
She is predeceased by her husband, who died on Nov. 29, 2006; her daughter, Lori Gurney; a brother, John Malier; and a sister, Olive Tripp.
Surviving are two sons, Irwin “Chuck” Gurney and his wife Jennifer of Leeds, and Chris Gurney and his wife Karen of Minot; two brothers, Patrick Malier and his wife Louise of Auburn, and Ted Malier of Lewiston; four sisters, Dorothy Rolfe of Casco, Josephine Malier and her friend Ruth Overrein of Troy, Pa., Sylvia Swanson of Casco, and Pam Komulainen and her husband Dan of South Paris; seven grandchildren, Josh Clifford, Ian Gurney, Amanda Gurney, Stephen Gurney, Brittany Gurney, Sydney Gurney, and Brayden Gurney; four great-grandchildren, Shaelyn Clifford, Liam Morrison, Mariyah Gurney, and Mathieu Knight; and her sister-in-law Faye Follett and her husband Richard of Leesburg, Fla.
A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford, where a memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Poland in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Poland Rescue, 1231 Main Street, Poland, ME 04274. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

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