ELLSWORTH and BAR HARBOR – Barbara J. Smith, 80, died June 24, 2004, in Bangor. She was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Eric F. and Hilda V. Carlson. Barbara was a homemaker, did home health care and had a knitting business called Fisher Folk. To speak of Barbara Smith is to speak of a soul unfaltering in kindness, unwavering in friendship, and supremely gentle by nature. Her love was for all the joyous little things in life, such as collecting stones from the seashore, or sewing dolls for her grandchildren, or gardening on a moist summer day. A veritable font of support and wisdom, Grammy as she was known by many, held her family together through many trials, for there was nothing she valued more. We are now without her guidance and care, and can only hope that the impression she has left upon us will carry down through subsequent generations. If, in years to come, the grandchildren of Grammy’s grandchildren show themselves to be helpful, humorous and loving, and also display a tendency to amass large amounts of sea glass and smooth rocks, we will know that her spirit did not leave us, and may be no farther away than a short stroll to the beach. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Gail L. Duym of Trenton, Ellen B. Libby-Krepner of Waldoboro; sons, Eric G. Libby of Holliston, Mass., David J. Smith of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Seth and Chris Libby, Ericka, Emerson, Mariel and Olivia Duym, Annagail Libby, Richard and Adam Smith; a brother, Raymond Carlson of Canton, Mass.; sisters, Mildred Hulbig of Sandwich, Mass., Marguerite Stanas of Uxbridge, Mass.; and a cousin, Jane Harlow of Malden, Mass. She was predeceased by her husbands, John E. Smith, Seth Emerson Libby; and a son, Richard E. Libby. Calling hours will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, at the Jordan-Fernald Bar Harbor Chapel, 48 Eden Street, Bar Harbor. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. Interment will be at Lawndale Cemetery, Bar Harbor. Contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association – Maine Chapter, 163 Lancaster St., Portland, ME 04101.