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Barbara Lydick Preedit


Last updated 4/21/2021 at 4:32pm

Barbara Lydick Preedit, 92, of Brevard, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

She was born in Madawaska, Maine April 27, 1928. After leaving Maine, she started her career in the hotel service industry, working at many luxury resort hotels from Rhode Island to Florida. After permanently moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., she and her husband, Nola, owned and operated a Nursery and Landscaping business before retiring to Pisgah Forest in 1983.

She is predeceased by her parents, Vernon and Ruby Hale Lydick; husband, Nolan Paul Preedit; brothers, Theron Lydick, Matthew Lydick, and Frank Lydick; and sisters, Annie Lydick and Helen Dowding.

She is survived by her sister, Norma Mason (Don), of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada, and her brother-n-law, Al Dowding, of Warwick, RI. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

She had never met a stranger. Her phone was her lifeline. She was always ready to start a conversation from politics, sports, current events, you name it. She knew a little bit about everything and could give you a pretty fair fight. You always knew where you stood with her.

She was an avid dog and cat lover, rescuing many and giving them a home. She also enjoyed spring/summer so she could be outdoors, reading, tending to her flowers and plants, and feeding her birds and animals. Even with her physical challenge, she never complained and just enjoyed life. She stayed independent with the help of her friends and neighbors, whom she referred to as “My Village.” She could always find someone to help handle a problem, so she was able to stay in her home. She loved and was loved by so many.

At her request, there will be no funeral service. There will be a celebration of her life Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 1-3 p.m. at the Williamson Creek Community Center.

If you would like to make a contribution in Barbara’s memory, send to Charlie’s Angels, 5520 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC 28732.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is honored to care for the family.


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