Barbara R. Maynard

WILMINGTON- Barbara Rafuse Maynard, 87, died Sunday, June 24, at the Albany Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Wilmington, she was born there on April 28, 1931 to  Kenneth and Arlene (Pike) Rafuse.
Mrs. Maynard attended local schools and proudly obtained her GED later in life. While her children were young, she worked in the cafeteria at the Wilmington School, and later worked as a waitress at the Newfane Inn, Old Red Mill, and Inn at Sawmill Farm. She had been a den mother for the Cub Scouts and active in the Mothers Club. She also enjoyed gardening, traveling, and picking up shells along the beach.
Mrs. Maynard leaves her husband Roger, whom she married in Readsboro December 28, 1948; her sons Steven Maynard, of Wilmington, and David Maynard, of Sebec, ME; daughters Linda Maynard, of North Lauderdale, FL, and Jacquelyn Maynard, of Woodstock, GA; brother Paul Rafuse, of Plainview,  NY;  nine grandchildren; and  many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Beverly Bickford, June 7, 2016.
Friends and family are invited to join Roger Maynard, her husband of 69 years, and family as they celebrate her life at the Valley Town Church, South Main Street,  on Saturday, June 30, at 3 pm. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery. Special thanks to all her friends and staff at CLR in Bennington.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Gathering Place or Second Chance Animal Center in care of Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
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