Barbara Ruth Raibourn Pearl, 73, of Walkersville, Maryland, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Born on July 16, 1949, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Virginia Hope (Hott) Rogers and the late Downey Dee Raibourn.
She graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School, Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1967. She then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she studied bassoon and earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education.
In 1971 she moved to Frederick, Maryland to be an instrumental music teacher for the Frederick County Public School System where she taught for over 40 years, traveling to as many as five elementary schools in one week.
Barbara's love of music extended outside of the school system. She taught Suzuki violin lessons, performed with the Frederick Community Orchestra, and co-founded the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, serving as treasurer and as a board member for several years. She also coordinated the Frederick Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Showcase.
She retired from the school system in 2012 and enjoyed traveling, researching family history, and spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, Barbara is survived by her children, Allison Pearl Baine and husband, David Andrew Baine and William Henry Pearl and wife, Emily Marie (Angleberger) Pearl; siblings, Henry Clifford Raibourn, Janet Cordelia Raibourn, and Carl Downey Raibourn; grandchildren, Aubrey Marie Pearl, Brennan Gabriel Downey Pearl, Graham Davis Pearl, Liam Downey Baine, and Bridget Sophia Baine; and former spouse Stephen Douglas Pearl.
A Memorial Gathering to celebrate the life of Barbara will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m, and there will be an informal memorial service at 5:00pm where the family hopes people will share personal stories about Barbara.
In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Frederick Symphony Orchestra.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.