Barbara S. Learoyd

October 24, 1923 - May 04, 2011 

Barbara S. Learoyd

October 24, 1923 - May 04, 2011 

Obituary for Barbara S. Learoyd

It is with great sadness that the daughter and son of Barbara Sheperdson Learoyd announce the May 4th, 2011 passing of their mother. While we will miss our mother dearly, we are happy that she is now with her one true love, her husband of 64 years, Benjamin Sperry Learoyd who passed away in November of 2008.

Those who knew Barbara well will know how fitting it was that she was born during the “Roaring 20s”. But like most in her generation, world events required she grow up fast. Barbara married her high school sweetheart, Ben, during WW II. Out of that marriage came a daughter, Gayle Dodgeson, and a son, John Jay Learoyd. The family years were mainly spent in a wonderful neighborhood in Wenham, and both Gayle and Jay have nothing but fond memories of a life given to us by our parents. We will always remember Mom and Dad for the great parents they were, for the values they instilled in us, and for the sacrifices they made. Only as adults can we appreciate the love they had for each other and for the family they raised. We will miss you both Mom and Dad, but we know you are now together again.

A gathering and service celebrating the lives of both Barbara and Benjamin will be held Tuesday, May 17th at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St, Beverly (North Beverly location). Visitation will start at 4pm and be directly followed by a service at 5pm. Burial will be private at the request of the family. Memorial donations may be made in the memory of Ben and Barb to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. For information, directions, or condolences please visit www.campbellfuneral.com.

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