Barbara (Sandborn) Knox Jewers

November 16, 1925
- February 27, 2006

BROWNVILLE AND MILFORD - Barbara (Sanborn) Knox Jewers, 80, died peacefully surrounded by friends and family Feb. 27, 2006, at her residence. She was born Nov. 16, 1925, on Indian Island, a daughter of James and Barbara (Thomas) Sanborn. Barbara was a proud member of the Penobscot Indian Nation and she was comfortable in knowing that she was born, baptized, had her first communion and will have her Memorial Mass all celebrated on Indian Island. She was a proud and dedicated homemaker successfully raising her four children. She was always there supporting each of her children in whatever they decided to pursue. Barbara loved company and entertaining and her house became the gathering place for her children and their friends and family and friends to share good times and great cooking. She also enjoyed family picnics. She will be remembered for her devout Catholic lifestyle and passion for reading and learning. She was so proud of her eighth grade reading level when she was in the first grade. Barbara was also a literacy volunteer. She often told stories of learning to read in a one-room schoolhouse in Norcross. She is survived by four children, Sharon Barberic and her husband, Dennis, of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary O'Neill of Milford, Patricia Knox-Nicola and her husband, Ralph, of Indian Island and Michael Knox and his wife, Joyce, of Redington Shores, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Natalie Sanborn of Indian Island; two brothers, James Sanborn and his wife, June, of Florida and Richard Sanborn of Cleveland, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Knox; her second husband, Ralph Jewers; and a brother, Alan Sanborn. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Indian Island, with the Rev. Paul Kerns, celebrant. Spring interment will be at the Pine Tree Cemetery, Brownville Junction. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church, Indian Island, ME 04468. Friends and family are invited to an open house 2-4 p.m. Thursday, at Patricia Knox-Nicola's residence, 21 West St., Indian Island. Arrangements by Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town.


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