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Obituary: Barbara Beals, 1928-2019

UVM graduate pursued passions in social work and DIY homeownership

Barbara Beals
  • Barbara Beals
Barbara A. Beals of Burlington passed away on November 7, 2019, at the age of 91. She was born to Albert and Vina (Rugg) Beals in Fargo, N.D., on October 31, 1928. “Babs,” as her loving family called her, obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and master's degree in social work from Boston University. Babs worked for the State of Vermont for many years. Her greatest joys were her cats and being a DIY homeowner. Barbara is survived by her sister, Nancy Beals Wolfe of North Carolina; and cousins Gail Taylor of California and Lynn Stacey of Texas. A memorial service will be planned for late June. The family would like to thank her neighbor and friend, David Bissonette, for all he did for Babs over the past couple of years. For more information, contact KJM Guardianship at

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