Barbara Ann (Schmidt) Kohlmorgen, 63, of Grantham, died peacefully at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was born on January 6, 1959, in New York, and was the daughter of the late Karl and Carolynn (Devine) Schmidt. Barbara attended high school in New Fairfield, CT, and was her high school’s student body President, graduating in 1976. She continued her education at Western Connecticut University, Yale University as an intern, and finished with a master’s degree in 1997 from Harvard University. Barbara married the love of her life, Kenneth in 1989, and together shared 33 beautiful years of marriage, raising one son, Kevin, who she truly cherished.
Barbara began her career after college in the medical field. She became a Medical Technologist working at several New England hospitals including Massachusetts General Hospital. Barb worked in medical research for Instrumentation Laboratory and pharmaceutical sales for Abbott. Barbara also created a new medical sales division for Quad Tech Corp of Boston. Following her medical career, Barbara became an Innkeeper co-owning the Woodbound Inn in Jaffrey, NH alongside her husband Ken, sister Janet, and brother-in-law Rick as well as the Season’s Pass Inn in Stowe, VT with her husband Ken.
Family was Barbara’s passion. She loved raising her son Kevin and was a second mother to her nephews and many of Kevin’s friends growing up. She was always staying up to date on all their journeys and accomplishments. She loved being an Inn keeper. When guests came to the Inn, she would always listen to the interesting stories of the people passing through. She would frequently bake banana and pumpkin bread for them. When she wasn’t Inn keeping, Barbara would be traveling. She enjoyed driving up to Grand Isle, VT, with Ken, and visiting Kevin down in Austin, TX to taste some of the best Barbeque at Terry Black’s.
She adored the band, Journey; her most recent highlight of her life was going to a concert in March of this year with Ken and Kevin. In her free time, she loved to write children’s books accompanied by, Turbo, her German Short Haired Pointer. The books were illustrated by her Mother-in-Law Irene. Her most recent book, Previn the Prairie Dog, was a short story dedicated to her son Kevin.
Barbara is survived by her husband Kenneth Kohlmorgen of 33 years; her son, Kevin Kohlmorgen of Austin, TX; her sister Janet (Richard) Kohlmorgen of Rindge, NH; Her mother-in-law Irene Kohlmorgen of New Fairfield, CT; and her nephews John, and Brian Kohlmorgen of Rindge, NH.
A Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 AM Sunday June 5, 2022, at the Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Rd, Rindge, NH 03461
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Barbara’s name to the Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Rd, Rindge, NH 03461, and the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2000 Commonwealth Avenue Suite 205 Newton, MA 02466.