Published DateMEREDITH, MOULTONBOROUGH — Barbara Louise Brehm, 83, of Meredith, passed away at her home on April 18, 2013 after a long battle with lung cancer.
Born in E. Hartford, CT, on March 26, 1930, she was the daughter of Albert Chester and Ottilia A. (Aninger) Hebb. She was raised in E. Hartford, CT graduating from the E. Hartford High School. She married Frederick C. Brehm in 1952 and from there the US Air Force took them to Biloxi, MS and Tachikawa Air Base, Japan where they enjoyed their life as a military family. After leaving the US Air Force, Fred and Barbara returned to Syosset, NY where they settled for many years before relocating to Duxbury, MA, in 1966 and then in 1975 to Lloyd Harbor, NY. In 1995 Fred and Barbara moved to Moultonborough, NH where they spent many wonderful years enjoying their boat and the view of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. They also spent winters from 1996-2012 at their condo in Naples, FL where they appreciated nature and beautiful sunsets. In 2011 Fred and Barbara moved to Meredith, NH permanently.
Barbara was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Frederick C. Brehm, of Meredith; daughters, Susan Brehm, of Naples, FL, Barbara Ann Falkenberg, of Lafayette, CA, Mary Jo Mahnke, of Cumming, GA, Caroline Brehm, of Kailua, HI; a son, Frederick C. Brehm, III, of Aston, PA; sister, Lois Metz, of Sarasota, FL; brother, Dean R. Hebb, of Collinsville, CT; six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Those who knew Barbara well know how much she was devoted to her family, her friends, her church and the US Military. Her children were her top priority and she was a mentor, advisor, confidante and cheerleader for each one of them.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's memory to http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/TR/Events/General?pxfid=4210&fr_id=1030&pg=fund where a fund has been set up in her name. Services will be private.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Barbara's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com