Obituary for Beth Ann Contreras (Barnes)
ROCKLAND - Beth Ann Barnes left this world unexpectedly Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Born on June 1, 1966 to Oram and Mattie Dodge Barnes in Rockland, Beth spent her early years growing up in Spruce Head. She was a 1984 graduate of Rockland District High School.
After high school Beth married Raymond Athearn and had a son Brian shortly after. Beth enjoyed working and seeing her regular customers during her many years at both Southend Grocery and Goodnow's Pharmacy in Rockland. She loved family most of all; and enjoyed cooking, baking, and visiting with friends and family.
Beth is survived by her partner Dennis Jackson; son Brian Athearn and his wife Kelly; brother Oram Barnes, Jr.; ex-husband and close friend, Raymond Athearn all of Rockland; her constant companion ‘Coco’ whom she always had at her side and Aunt Hattie Carleton of Massachusetts as well as many cousins and extended family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P. O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841. A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday, August 23rd, from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.