Barbara was born in Minnesota to Forrest and Mabel Neilsen on June 12, 1936. She was predeceased by her sister, Maxine Heard, and brother, Richard Rieff. She leaves a twin sister, Beverly Croteau of Groveland, Mass. She was the loving mother to five children; sons, Ronald Saunders and Cheryl Saunders of Newton, N.H., Steven Saunders and Linda Saunders of Kingston, N.H.; daughter, Robin Lambert and Roland Lambert of Fremont, N.H.; sons, Scott Saunders and Michelle Saunders of Sandown, N.H., and Jesse Saunders and Donna Saunders of Fremont, N.H. Barbara also leaves 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A private ceremony will take place at a future date.
Published on  September 8, 2016