Barbara Grace Bolton
– South Burlington 1923-2014
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to all passed away in the comfort of her home late in the morning of Aug. 28, 2014. Barbara was born on Feb. 15, 1923, in Coldwater, Mich., the daughter of Nicholas Yonkman and Helen Hadley, and grew up in Grand Haven near Lake Michigan, a favorite place to visit. She received her nursing degree from Michigan State College where she met Wesson D. Bolton, DVM. They were married on Aug. 5, 1945, in Coldwater. Among Barbara’s survivors is a sister-in-law, Marilyn Perrin and husband, David, of Charlotte. Barbara was an active Boston Red Sox fan. She enjoyed her annual trip to Fenway Park, completed once again at age 91 with family and friends in the spring of this year. She was an active participant and supporter of the First United Methodist Church in Burlington. Barbara was guide emeriti with over 30 years of enjoyable service at the Shelburne Museum and had many friends from her years at the museum, her fitness and aging class at the UVM gym, and her bridge group. Visitation will be Saturday morning, Sept. 6, 2014, at 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church in Burlington, followed by a memorial service at 11:30am, with Pastor Mark Demers presiding. There will be a burial service in the family lot at Cabot Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Shelburne Museum or the First United Methodist Church of Burlington in care of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, VT 05401.