Barbara H. Husband, 94, Bristol

Barbara H. Husband, 94, Bristol


Barbara H. Husband, 94, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She was the wife of the late James M. Husband.

She was the quintessential Bristolian, born in an apartment above the carriage house at Linden Place where her father, the late J. Floyd Huestis, was the chauffeur for Col. Colt. She lived for most of her life on Hope Street.

She was a 1935 graduate of Colt Memorial High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College. She served her community in the Red Cross motor corps during World War II, as a Girl Scout leader, and on the Bristol school committee.

She was a member of the East Bay Chorus, the Bristol Historical Society, the Bayberry Garden Club, Blithewold and Linden Place. She was a lifelong member of the Warren Methodist Church and board member emerita of the Rogers Free Library.

She is survived by her brother, Vernon F. Huestis, of Biddeford, Maine; two sons, David F. Husband of Hopkinton and Richard J. Husband, of Bristol; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Nancy E. Husband of Bristol.

Services will be private.