Page, Barbara Jean, 60, Mt. Juliet, died Saturday, Oct. 20, from complications of ovarian cancer. Barbara was born Sept. 1, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ. She earned her Bachelors of Education from the University of Tennessee At Knoxville, Class of 1974. Barbara worked at Xerox for over 20 years, specializing in training and sales. She left Xerox to start a job in IT, testing new equipment at Deloitte and Touche. She was at Deloitte and Touche for over 10 years. Barbara enjoyed watching and playing all sports. She took particular enjoyment in watching University of Tennessee football and Lady Vols basketball. Barbara had a wonderful sense of humor and would laugh at her husband’s “jokes” most of the time. She loved walking trails and traveling. Most of all, she relished the time she was able to spend with family and friends. Her greatest joy was her first granddaughter, Lily Grace. Barbara was a wonderful wife, mother and friend to everyone she met. She brought so much joy to her family and friends. Words cannot describe the hole that will be left by her passing. She will be dearly missed. Three words sum up her life: Optimism, Bravery and Joy. Barbara was preceded in death by her father, John Davenport of Flemington, NJ.She is survived by: husband, William Page of Mt. Juliet, who she married on Nov. 24, 1979 in Quakertown, PA; son, Jonathan (Jessica) Page of Mt. Juliet; granddaughter, Lily Page of Mt. Juliet; mother, Mary Davenport of Hilton Head, SC; sister, Linda Davenport of Spring Hill; brother, Johnny (Betty) Davenport of Flemington, SC; brother-in-law, Vance (Kim) Page of Mascot, TN; sister-in-law, Perri Page of Kingston Springs, TN; step-children, Jennifer Page of Vermont and Brian Page of Delaware; Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were conducted 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Bond Memorial Chapel. There was a private interment at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara wanted to have a bench placed at Long Hunter State Park in memory of her life. She took her son to visit the park since he was a baby and she wanted her granddaughter to visit the park and think of her. Any excess donations will be given to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Memorials may be made to the Barbara Page Memorial Fund, c/o Suntrust Bank, 4809 Old Hickory Blvd., Hermitage, TN 37076 or may be dropped off at any Suntrust branch.
Visitation was until service time Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.