Hurlburt, Barbara

HURLBURT, Barbara Yost

Barbara Ann Yost was born December 6, 1926 in Miami, Florida. She was the daughter of John Vernon Yost of Roanoke, Virginia, and Emma Laura Wesley of Atlanta, Georgia. She grew up in Atlanta in a Georgian Colonial Revival home, constructed by her father, within the Peachtree Battle neighborhood. She was a pupil at E. Rivers Elementary College, and after graduating from North Fulton Excessive College, attended Ohio College the place she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.

The South finally referred to as her house and she or he returned to Atlanta the place a blind date on the Druid Hills Nation Membership modified her life. She met Stewart Albert Hurlburt of East Orange, New Jersey — not too long ago discharged from the Marine Corps with the rank of Captain, and newly arrived in Atlanta after graduating from Harvard Enterprise College in 1948. She was as stunning as he was good-looking; each had been good as whips. Married in Atlanta in 1949, they lived first in New Jersey, the place she took the prepare into New York Metropolis daily to work for Lever Brothers, after which established their life in Atlanta the place Stewart labored for the Lockheed Company. That they had two youngsters, Steven Ross Hurlburt, and Mark Lyon Hurlburt.

Barbara designed the mid-century trendy home the household grew up in close to Chastain Park. Within the early-’60s she was a forerunner of the ’70s back-to-the-earth motion, producing an unlimited, natural, yard backyard each summer season. She designed three extra dwellings: a modest household seashore cottage in Backyard Metropolis Seaside, South Carolina, a conventional household house on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Georgia, and a mountainside retreat in Highlands, North Carolina. Every home survives her.

She was an avid card participant: Her specialty was gin, and for many of their lives she and a gaggle of childhood associates obtained collectively for a month-to-month girls luncheon and afternoon of bridge. She was additionally a collector: her annual Santa-lined mantle rivaled any Bergdorf Goodman window show, her various patterns of china and silverware assured a unique expertise at every vacation meal, and her colletion of Beanie Infants was as huge as it’s nugatory.

Barbara and Stewart had been members of the Capital Metropolis Membership, Atlanta, Georgia, and the Cullasaja Membership, Highlands, North Carolina. They had been religious Christians, members of the Mt. Paran Church of God, and took the New Testomony message of stewardship to coronary heart. Barbara gave generously to charitable organizations of all stripes, in addition to to family and friends in want, by no means in search of the highlight or credit score for her kindness and charity. She was, as a member of the family mentioned, “the angel no one is aware of about.”

She was preceded in loss of life by her two brothers, John and Paul Yost; her sister, Jane Gouldman; her son, Mark; and her husband, Stewart. She is survived by her son, Steven and daugher-in-law, Sandie Hurlburt; three grandchildren: Rebecca Emmalee Causey, Jenny Catherine Hurlburt, James Ethan Hurlburt; granddaughter-in-law, Ashley Ann Hurlburt; and several other nieces and nephews. Burial was held privately at Arlington Memorial Park. A celebration of life will likely be held within the spring. In lieu of flowers, her household encourages others to be “angels no one is aware of about.”

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