Obituary | Barbara Wilson Pinkham 2024


Barbara Wilson Pinkham: A Life Remembered

Barbara Wilson Pinkham: A Life Remembered

A Celebration of Life

Barbara Wilson Pinkham, a beloved resident of Oakland, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2023, at the age of 90. Her family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life on June 15, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church.

Early Life and Family

Barbara was born in Oakland on March 15, 1933, to the late William and Mary Wilson. She was a graduate of Oakland High School and went on to earn a degree in nursing from Maine General Hospital School of Nursing.

Barbara married the love of her life, John Pinkham, in 1955, and they spent 65 wonderful years together. They raised two children, David and Susan, and were later blessed with three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Nursing Career

Barbara dedicated her life to caring for others as a registered nurse. She worked at the Thayer Hospital in Waterville and later at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta for over 30 years.

Barbara was known for her compassion, empathy, and exceptional nursing skills. She received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the Maine Nurses Association’s Nurse of the Year Award.

Community Involvement

Outside of her nursing duties, Barbara was actively involved in her community. She served on the Oakland Town Council and the Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.

Barbara was also a member of the Maine American Legion Auxiliary and the Oakland Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She dedicated countless hours to volunteering and supporting various organizations.


Barbara Wilson Pinkham will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a selfless and dedicated nurse who touched the lives of countless individuals.

Barbara’s legacy will live on through her family, her community, and the many people she helped throughout her life.

In Memory

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church or the Maine Veterans’ Home in Barbara’s memory.