WILLIAMSBURG - Barbara Baker Pierce, a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on February 18, 2014. Born Barbara Madeleine Baker on July 4, 1923 to the late Charles F. Baker and Florence Kuntz Baker, she grew up in Meadville, Pennsylvania, before living in many places both at home and abroad. Barbara married her beloved husband William Bryan Pierce, Jr. on July 21, 1955, who preceded her in death in 2003. She worked for the United States Navy after completing college, and travel became a great joy in her life. Her husband's career with the United Nations found them often traveling or living abroad in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Barbara was very fond of her good friends, Anna Bemrose of Queensland, Australia and Lynn Fletcher of Williamsburg, Virginia. A service for Barbara will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.
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Published in Virginia Gazette on Feb. 22, 2014