Barbara Elizabeth (Shilling) Gaston

October 28, 1946 ~ May 28, 2022 (age 75)


Barbara Elizabeth (Shilling) Gaston, age 75 of Fairbanks, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Barbara had lived in Alaska for the past 47 years.

Barbara was born on October 28, 1946 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She was raised in the small village of Nolo, PA. At 17, she moved to Washington DC to begin a lifelong journey working for various agencies of the government. She had many passions in her long adventurous life. Barbara loved sewing, canning, gardening, baking, fishing, sharing her love of Alaska with friends and family, the Catholic Church, and above all, spending all the time she could with her grandchildren, especially her Emmie and Jacob puddin. Barbara was a Computer Specialist for the FAA.

Barbara is survived by her son; Patrick (Patty) Gaston, daughters; Valerie (Tom) Gilligan and Bonnie (Mike) Emery all of Fairbanks, brothers; Matthew Shilling and Raymond Shilling both of Penn Run, PA, 14 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; Melvina and Matthew Shilling, sisters; Mary and Elaine, and brother; Henry.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 2:00PM at Sacred Heart Cathedral followed by burial at Birch Hill Cemetery.

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Mass of Christian Burial
June 10, 2022

2:00 PM
Sacred Heart Cathedral
1300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709

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