Sad and shocking news. We are mourning the death of Gordon Barker of Barker’s Farm in Stratham. Gordon Barker was a great farmer, a great friend and father, and a community leader whose work made a significant impact. I can think of no better tribute to his memory than the ability of our community to help conserve working farmland through donations to Southeast Land Trust, as requested by the family:
Gordon Lindane Barker
9-16-1958 to 8-21-2009
Loving husband and father, with a passion for life, family and his community. He is survived by his wife Edith Barker and daughter Forrest Grace Barker, his brother Bruce and wife Janice and brother Eugene and partner Donna. He was the son of C. Warren and Grace Hayden Barker.
Gordon, his wife and daughter owned and operated Barker’s farm on Portsmouth Ave. in Stratham, NH. He was a graduate of Exeter High School and the University of New Hampshire.
An avid cyclist, reader and traveler, Gordon’s love of life touched all he met…
Gordon was an active member of the Stratham community where he served as Town Selectman, member of the Stratham Planning board, member and past chair Stratham Conservation Commission, Trustee of the town of Stratham Trust Fund and President of Stratham Park association. He was a delegate for the Farm Bureau and a driving force for the preservation of open space in Stratham.
All are invited to celebrate Gordon’s life at the Barkers farm from 4 pm to 7 pm Wednesday, August 26th.
In lieu of flower donations to Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire are appreciated. Please visit www.seltnh.org and reference in memory of Gordon Barker.