Barbara J. Davis, also known as Bobbi by close friends and family, of Claremont, NH, passed away peacefully Monday, April 9, 2018, from an unexpected illness. She was surrounded by her family at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Barbara was born Jan. 24, 1949, the daughter of Cecil and Helen (Osgood) Davis of Plainfield. She had four brothers and sisters. Barbara attended school in Windsor and was raised on a farm in Plainfield.
She worked as a nurse’s assistant in many facilities caring for people. It was her passion to take care of people and give them the best quality of life possible. She worked very hard her whole life and believed in “taking care of yourself” and she was very proud that she did so. Over the years she took disabled adults into her home to care for them. She also worked as a teller through our local banks and a few convenience stores and most recently at Price Chopper in Windsor. She loved working with people and making them laugh and smile: it brought happiness to her. She had a wonderful sense of humor and would do things just to see someone laugh. She was a tell-it-like-it-is person. She had a great love for animals, which she inherited from her mother and passed on to her children and grandchildren.
Barbara had five children and she was very proud of all of them. She also had 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Barbara enjoyed getting together with her family, cookouts, watching all the kids play and spending time with friends. She enjoyed kayaking, riding her motorcycle, target shooting, her plants and flowers. She loved walking her dogs and playing with her animals, cooking and spending time in Pittsburg with family.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents and brother Bruce Davis, as well as her grandson, Torey Kopacz.
She is survived her by five children, Judy Menard and her husband Brian of Lempster, her children Torey Kopacz, his wife Chelsie and their children Gavin and Braiden, Brandon Kopacz, his wife Krystal and their children Kayleigh and Ariah, Joshua Raney, his wife Sara and their son Chases, son William Ward, his wife Joni of Alaska and their son Tyler Ward, his children Ethan, Tyler, Cali and Naomi, Spencer Ward and his children, Camden and Keegan, daughter Theresa Sherman, her husband Robert of Newport, and their children Taner and Jenna; son Nicholas Perry, his wife Kailyn of Claremont and their daughter Maylee, son Travis Perry, his wife Natasha of Newport, and their chidlren Braeton and Sophia; Barbara’s sisters, Josephine Aiken, Nancy Rowell and brother Danny Davis.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name may be made to the Sullivan County Humane Society, 14 Tremont St., Claremont, NH 03743.
Barbara’s wishes were no service be held, but a Celebration of Life will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Kezar Lake, 78 Wadleigh State Park, in Sutton, New Hampshire. Feel free to reach her daughter Judy on Facebook for more information about the event.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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