Barbara Jean Wahler Courtemanche

Barbara Jean Wahler Courtemanche was born on June 20, 1935 in Washington, DC where she grew up. 

On March 31, 2022 Barbara passed away peacefully at the age of eighty-six.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, her parents, James and Lillian Wahler, and her brother James.

Barbara is survived by her children; Patricia (Michael) of North Carolina, Deborah (Daniel) and Cheryl (James) of Virginia, Kathleen (Armando) of Texas, Alan (Christine) of Colorado and Michael (Arya) of Virginia. She has ten grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren

Barbara attended Radford College in Virginia. She worked at the Pentagon where she met her future husband, Raymond Courtemanche and were married on April 14,1956.

In 1979, Ray and Barbara moved to New Orleans where Barbara worked as a legal secretary for a law firm.  Upon retiring in 2006, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, they moved to Denver NC as their final stop in their life’s journey.

Barbara was outgoing and had a cheerful disposition. She was loved by everyone and will be missed by all.

Mass of Resurrection will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 537 North Highway 16 in Denver NC on Tuesday, April 26th at 1:00 pm.

Internment will be held  at Salisbury Veterans Cemetery Annex on Wednesday, April 27th at 10:00 am.

4 Responses to Barbara Jean Wahler Courtemanche

  1. Linda Repetski April 6, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

    I didn’t personally know Barbara, but I know her daughter Patty and her husband Mike. Patty is a very special person, she is kind, loving and committed to those she holds dearest. She is a friend, and a coworker and she has been my business partner for 17 years (Lowe’s/SYF). Patty can only be that special and have those special attributes because of what her mother instilled in her. So I am certain everyone did love Barbara and she was just as special as her daughter Patty. My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. May God ease your pain and may you take comfort that your mom is now home with your dad where she wanted to be. I hope all you good life memories bring you comfort and joy during a very difficult time.

  2. Patty Hauck. April 8, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

    Thank you for your beautiful words of comfort Linda.I know my family appreciates your thoughts.
    Your friend,
    Patty Hauck

  3. Diane and Bob Hagens April 25, 2022 at 7:30 am #

    We have fond memories of your mom, who for several years was next door neighbor to our mom Dot at The Terraces. We were blessed to know your mom and dad looked out for her, drove her to hearing aid appts., etc.
    Ray, Barb and Dot are together again! May happy memories bring comfort and peace to your family.

  4. Debbie Mayberry October 7, 2022 at 8:10 pm #

    I did taxes for Ray and Barbara for many years. They were both so outgoing and a joy to know. I was saddened by their deaths Ana wish I had known earlier.

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