Brattleboro- Barbara Lucille Putnam, 87, formerly of Westbrook Court in West Brattleboro died Wednesday morning, August 28, 2019 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following a period of declining health.
Mrs. Putnam was born on the family farm in Wardsboro on June 19, 1932 the daughter of Karma and Dorris (Tenney) Putnam. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, Class of 1950. She went on to attend the Thompson School for Practical Nurses where she received her LPN diploma.
She had been employed at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital working in the nursery and retired from BMH following over 23 dedicated years at the hospital.
Barbara enjoyed listening to music. She also enjoyed watching movies and was an avid reader.
She was married to Gordon Lackey who predeceased her.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Lackey of Brattleboro, a sister, Lorraine Unwin of Brattleboro, one grandson, Christian Henry Evans of West Virginia, three great grandchildren, Riley, Taylor and Christian, Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara was predeceased by one son, Randy Lackey, and a brother, David Putnam.
In keeping with her final wishes there are no formal funeral services scheduled. A graveside service will be held for her family and close friends in West Brattleboro Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to Rescue Inc. P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, Vt 05302.