Barbara (Pace) Kreide

January 10, 2016

Barbara (Pace) Kreide

BARBARA (PACE) KREIDE- of Woburn, formerly of Lexington, Sunday, January 10th. Dear wife of Harry Kreide of Woburn. Devoted mother of Stephen Kreide of Woburn and Cindy Odegard and husband David of Long Beach, CA. Dear sister of Zabo Pace and wife Leona, Joseph Pace,and Geneva Pace, all of WA, Jody Robinson of NV and the late Grace Sprague and Mary Anne Sangesand. Sister in-law of Don Sangesand of WA, and the late Dick Sprague, Johnny Robinson and Joanne Pace. Cherished grandmother of Nicholas Odegard. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Burlington Church of Christ, 344 Cambridge Street, Burlington, on Saturday, January 16th at 10 a.m. Burial will be held in her home state of Washington at a later date. Visiting hours will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St, Woburn on Friday, January 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Barbara (Pace) Kreide passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center on Sunday, January 10th after a lengthy illness. The beloved wife of Harry Kreide, she was eighty-eight years old.

Born in Seattle Washington, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Dick) Pace. Being one of seven children , they all remained in Seattle where they were raised and educated. Barbara graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle with the Class of 1945.

While ice skating one day with her sisters she met a fine young gentleman, Harry Kreide, who at the time was a student at the University of Washington. They became steady daters, then engaged and married on Friday, June 12, 1953. Harry received his BS degree and officer commission in the United States Air Force the next day. They went to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Long Beach California for their honeymoon. Harry was called into active duty with the Air Force and scheduled in a Masters program at MIT in Cambridge MA where they drove in September.

Harry served his military commitment in the Cambridge Research Center in Bedford and Barbara worked for a survey company in Boston. Over the early years they lived in Revere, Brookline, and Waltham. Then they settled in Lexington where they made their home for 52 years before becoming Woburn residents for the last three years.

Barbara dedicated herself to her family. She was the proud mother of two children and took a very active role in all of their sporting and school events. After the children were established in school, Barbara worked as Dental Assistant. Later, she became the office manager at Dr. Dan McCall’s Dental Office in Woburn for over 12 years where she was very pleasant on the phone and in person.

Knitting and sewing kept Barbara very busy over the years. Clothes, hats, mittens and scarfs, always beautiful in color and meticulously done! While living in Lexington, Barbara enjoyed playing in a neighborhood bridge group for well over thirty years every week!

Barbara never lost her love of skating. She enjoyed watching ice skaters in her community, the Olympics, national and international ice skating competitions. The Hayden Ice Rink in Lexington was also where Barbara was an active participant over the years. Her favorite times were watching the children skating Hayden.

Barbara was a woman of great faith. Actively involved in their church over the years, they participated in every way possible, all throughout their marriage and shared a beautiful bond of Christianity.

Sadly, Barbara was pre deceased by her parents, sisters Grace Sprague and Mary Anne Sangesand and sibling spouses Dick Sprague, Johnny Robinson and Joanne Pace.

Barbara is lovingly survived by her dear husband of sixty two years, Harry, her dear children Stephen Kreide of Woburn and Cindy Odegard and husband David of Long Beach, CA. her siblings Zabo Pace and wife Leona, Joseph Pace, and Geneva Pace, all of WA, Jody Robinson of NV , grandson, Nicholas Odegard, along with many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Burlington Church of Christ, 344 Cambridge Street, Burlington, on Saturday, January 16th at 10 a.m. Burial will be held in her home state of Washington at a later date. Visiting hours will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St, Woburn on Friday, January 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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  1. Kreide Family West Coast,

    Harry and family we are so very sorry for your loss. Barbara was such an amazingly kind and thoughtful person. She was always looking to help others and was such a great listener. She will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Bo, Jean, Jeff, Anita, William, Alina, Spencer

  2. Sending thoughts and sympathy to the family of a lovely neighbor from many years ago.

    Marie (Curro) Bolton and family

  3. Harry, we are so saddened for your loss. Barbara was such a great lady and will be missed not only by you and her family but by all who have had the privilege to know her. May God comfort you as you grieve her passing. We hope these words from God for Israel comfort you also: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Peace and blessings to you and all who mourn your beloved Barbara. With our love, Lynn and Jane Wooley

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