Debbie L. Barker-James
1959-2013 ARLINGTON, VERMONT Debbie L. Barker-James, 54, a resident of Blackberry Ridge Road in Arlington, passed away Monday June 10, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Debbie was born in Norwich, New York on May 6, 1959 the daughter of Stanley A. and Betty (Pollock) Barker. She attended schools in Sherburne graduating from Sherburne-Earlville High School and earning her Associates of Business Management from the Community College of Vermont. Debbie worked for over fifteen years in the accounting department for the Bank of Bennington. Prior to moving to Vermont she worked for Chesebrough-Ponds in Sherburne, New York as a Floor Leader. Debbie enjoyed gardening, travelling, following and watching her sons play sports, especially soccer. She loved her dogs, enjoyed different kinds of music and Native American Culture, including wolves. She loved her home, especially landscaping and decorating her home and cherished times spent with her family.
Debbie is survived by her husband William L. James whom she married May 18, 1985 in Sherburne, New York, her sons Branden S. and Nathan S. James both of Arlington, her mother Betty I. Barker, her father-in-law Donald V. James, her brothers Stanley J. Barker and his wife Doreen of Sparta, Tennessee, Larry H. Barker and his wife Rosemary of Sherburne, New York, David A. Barker and his wife Sandy of Earlville, New York and Terry L. Barker and his friend Lorie of Hubbardsville, New York and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Stanley A. Barker and her mother-in-law Judith R. James.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Debbie will be held Saturday June 22, 2013 at 11am at Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home Arlington Chapel. Interment will be private. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Friday evening June 21, 2013 from 6-8pm when the family will be in attendance. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Debbie's memory may be made to Manchester Health Services, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center or Upper Valley Hostile, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528 Arlington, Vermont 05250. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home Arlington Chapel, Historic Route 7A Arlington, Vermont.
Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel
Historic Rt. 7A Arlington, VT 05250
Published in The Manchester Journal from June 21 to July 12, 2013