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Barbara Guvernator

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Barbara Guvernator
Richmond - Barbara Elizabeth Baker Guvernator, born December 29, 1936, died December 28, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Bess Bennett and Howell Maxwell Baker. Born in Richmond, she was a graduate of The Collegiate School for Girls and Hollins College. She held a master's degree in adult education from VCU. Barbara worked as the Education Director for The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood; the Director of Volunteers Department for the Science Museum of Virginia; and the Head of Volunteers for the Bon Secours Hospice at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a Master Storyteller, having gotten that title from her apprenticeship with the School of Sacred Storytelling. Barbara was an active member of St. James's Episcopal Church. She served on the Vestry in the early 1980s, facilitated many education programs, was an EFM Mentor and a Lector. Barbara was active at Westminster Canterbury, where she lived and served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth G. Singler and her husband, Peter Robert Singler Jr., of Royal Oak, Mich; her son, G. Christian Guvernator IV and his wife, Channing Warrick Guvernator, of Norfolk, Va.; and six grandchildren, Leah Singler, Samantha Singler, Luba Guvernator, Quint Guvernator, Lana Guvernator and Priya Guvernator. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, at St. James's Episcopal Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James's Foundation, 1205 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23220, or Westminster Canterbury Foundation Fellowship Fund, 1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 1, 2012
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