Saturday, February 9, 2008

In Memory: REALTOR Barbara Shields

Barbara Shields passed away January 25, 2008. She was a REALTOR for over 30 years in the Lewiston/Auburn area when she retired in 2004. Awarded Life Membership in MAR for decades of service to the REALTOR association, real estate industry, and her community, Barbara's contributions included RVP of MAR, 3 times president of the Androscoggin Valley Board of REALTORS, twice local REALTOR of the Year, plus many state/local committees. She was a beloved and dependable volunteer who genuinely cared about the issues and people she worked with.

Barbara suggested to the then-pregnant CEO of MAR that she put aside "special wrapping paper" for each child (or grandchild) so they can find their own gifts without needing tags.

Her early years in real estate included the former ERA McCann Realty in Lewiston and Mark Stimson in Auburn. She was a long time member of Central Maine Medical Center Women’s Hospital Assn. and ran their local gift shop; and served 20 years on the Auburn Community Development Committee.

NAR and MAR past president Sharon Millett (Coldwell Banker Millett Realty, Auburn), who worked with Barbara for many years relayed, "It's very sad for all of us who loved her."

1 comment:

Anita Willett said...

Tom and I have known Barbara for many years. Our kids grew up together in west auburn. Although we moved away We never forgot our great times at the Taylor Pond Yacht Club.We would be enjoying the sun and Barbara would say" I really should be out there selling houses"!She was a hard worker and a great Broker.We are sad to hear of her passing.Our hearts go out to the children, Salley,Steve and David. Anita + Tom Willett