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Barbara Louise Voelker

December 13, 1931 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 87)


East Hampton - Barbara "Bobbie" Voelker 87, passed away October 4, 2019. She was born in 1931 to Harold Sr. and Marion Betty (Beach) Clark of East Haven. After graduating from East Haven High School, Barbara attended pharmacy school at UCONN. In 1953 she married the love of her life, Hunt, and moved to East Hampton. Together for 66 years, they raised their two sons. She originally worked at Hitchcock's Pharmacy as East Hampton's first female pharmacist, before retiring from Thatcher's. She loved to cook and enjoyed many handcrafts including pottery, basketry, and weaving. Most summer days you would find her tending her gardens of both flowers and vegetables.

Barbara is predeceased by her parents and her brother Harold Clark Jr. She is survived by her sister Marion of East Haven, her brother Cliff (Pam) of Milford and her sister Judy (Craig) Peterson of Middletown. She also leaves her two sons, Martin (Pat) Voelker and Gregory (Christine) Voelker both of East Hampton. Four grandchildren: James, Megan and Cody Voelker and Mara Owens all of who will miss her dearly.

Barbara was a long-time member of the Haddam Neck Covenant Church where on Friday, October 11th at 11 AM, a memorial service will be held to celebrate her life and accomplishments. A reception will immediately follow. Family and friends are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Haddam Neck Covenant Church, 17 Haddam Neck Road, East Hampton, CT 06424 or the East Hampton Vol. Fire Department , 3 Barton Hill, East Hampton, CT 06424.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 9, 2019

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Memorial Service
October 11, 2019

11:00 AM

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