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.