Rebecca ‘Becky’ Barry

Posted 2/27/24

Rebecca “Becky” Barry, 80, of North Haverhill, NH passed away at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville on February 22, 2024.  

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Rebecca ‘Becky’ Barry


NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. – Rebecca “Becky” Barry, 80, of North Haverhill, NH passed away at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville on February 22, 2024.   Becky was born in Rochelle, IL to Floyd and Betty Barnes.  She was a 1961 graduate of Rochelle Township High School. She attended Hamline University & National Teachers College.  

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles of North Haverhill; sister Sue Engebretson of Rockford, IL; stepdaughter Amy Perry (Paul) of West Newbury, VT; stepson Robert Barry (Sandy) of Bow, NH; two granddaughters Katie Barry Zhu (Jesse) of Durham, NC, and Suzie Barry Lofgren (John) of Pensacola, FL; a niece Becca Engebretson, and several great-nieces. 

Becky taught at a one-room school in Alexandria, NH, then worked as the Hunter Education Coordinator for the NH Fish and Game Department.  After her retirement, she worked as a Court Security Officer for the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department.

Inspired by time spent at the family cabin on Lake Waubesa, in Wisconsin, Becky developed an adventurous spirit and a great love for the outdoors.   For many years she, along with sister Sue and the “Maries” would gather in Ely, MN, for a canoeing trip in The Boundary Waters.  These adventures provided material for “The Voyageurettes” a book written by Becky and her sister Sue. Becky also helped Charlie write his memoir “Behind Badge 32”.

She and Charlie made over a dozen trips to the Canadian Rockies, and she enjoyed annual winter vacations to Siesta Key, FL. She had a great fondness for her English Springer Spaniels, Thatcher and Maggie. Becky developed a love for knitting in her later years. She always had a ready supply of hats for anyone who needed one.  She and Charlie enjoyed rides throughout northern NH and VT looking for wildlife.  
Rebecca and Charlie made arrangements to be cremated, and half of their ashes will be laid to rest in Rochelle at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, and half will be laid to rest in New Hampshire. A graveside service will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery, in Franconia, NH, on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 1 PM. A Rochelle service will be held by the family at an undetermined date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Barry Conservation Camp, % Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH, 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH 03301.