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Jean Ann Barker

1930 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Jean Ann Barker died June 13, 2013, while residing at Craneville in Dalton.

Born in Detroit on Dec. 20, 1930, to Wallace and Martha Crawford, she grew up in Pittsfield and graduated from Pittsfield High School.

As a teen and young woman, she was very active in the Rainbow girls and was very proud of her particpation. She was an enthusiastic skier when young and discovered a passion for figure skating later in life.

Jean married Wharton (Ben) Barker in 1956. They enjoyed living in California and other states before moving to Lenox.

She was an avid quilter, attending quilting shows in Maine and Pennsylvannia. She and her husband enjoyed many Thanksgiving Dinners at their favorite Inn on Martha's Viineyard. She loved her yard and spent time working on her gardens with her husband.

Besides her husband, Ben Barker, she is survived by two sisters, Valerie McClelland of Tolland, Conn., and Joy Killfoile of Pittsfield, a maternal aunt, Mary K. Green of Illinois, seven nieces and two nephews.

She was sadly predeceased by two beloved nephews, Scott Crawford and Alexander Bashara.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 21, 2013
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