Barbara A. Provencher, age 62, a resident of Kenosha, died peacefully Monday, December 10th 2012 at her home surrounded by family.
Born on May 5th 1950 in Burlington, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Grace (Yandow) Spaulding.
On August 1st 1970, she married her love and best friend in life, Arthur Provencher, in Burlington, Vermont.
She was enjoying retirement babysitting her youngest grandbaby. Previously, she was an executive secretary and office manager at Prayer House Assembly of God in Kenosha. She was also a home day care provider for many years. She was very active at her church, teaching Sunday School and coaching Pee Wee Bible Quiz.
Together with her husband, they served as foster parents to many children, ministered to the Seniors’ XYZ Growth Group, and served as a Children’s Ministries assistant with Barb providing the birthday treats each month.
She greatly enjoyed traveling with her husband, including going on cruises and vacationing in Tennessee, sewing, reading, and baking. She treasured spending most of her time with family, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. This was her favorite time of year, so it was fitting that she passed away between her favorite holidays.
She is survived by her husband Arthur of Kenosha; three daughters, Aimee M. (Kevin L.) Robinson, S. Liz (Eric N.) Balli, Bethany J. (Nathan M.) Masik; and nine grandchildren, Nataleigh, Elizabeth, Nathan, Hannah, Rebekah, Zoe, Maddee, Anna, and Selah. She is further survived by one brother, Robert Spaulding and two sisters, Suzanne (James) Girouard and Penny (David) Bliss.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 13th 2012, at 6:30PM at Prayer House Assembly of God (1525-24th Avenue). Visitation with the family will be on Thursday at the church from 4:00PM until the time of services. Burial will take place on Friday at 1:00PM at the Southern WI Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove WI.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Alliance in Kenosha.