Our prayers go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Brenda Barber.

~20140505 praying handsOur prayers go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Brenda Barber.

April 30, 2017

Our prayers go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Brenda Barber this morning. Caroline and I awakened to the unbelievable horrible heartbreaking news that our dear friend and colleague, Brenda died in the traffic accident over in New Windsor last night.

Her untimely death is a huge loss to the Sam’s Creek 4-H Club, the Carroll County agriculture and the 4-H community. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to her husband Rick.

Although the agriculture community is blessed with many great leaders; wise leadership of the caliber of Rick and Brenda is increasingly rare and the loss of Brenda is a terrible blow to the greater Carroll County community. Brenda is held in very high regard in the Ag community. The Carroll agriculture community is a tight, close-knit community; this morning we all feel a dreadful sense of loss. She touched so many lives.

Let us pray: O god of grace and glory, we remember before you today our sister Brenda.

We thank you for giving her to us to know and to love as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth and our service to our community.

In your boundless compassion, console us who still mourn.

Give us faith to see that death has been swallowed up in the victory of our Lord, so that we may live in confidence and hope until, by your call, we are gathered to our heavenly home in the company of all your saints; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

“We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord, so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” (Romans 14:7-8)



According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office report: “On 04/29/17, at approximately 1621 hours, Carroll County Emergency Communications dispatched a two vehicle personal injury collision on New Windsor Rd in the 1400 Block, New Windsor, MD 21776. 

Sheriff Deputies along with Fire/Rescue personnel from the New Windsor and Mount Airy Fire Departments responded. 

Upon deputies arrival, they observed a gray Ford Focus resting on the eastbound grassy shoulder facing west with heavy front end damage.

Resting in the westbound grassy shoulder was a red Toyota Tundra facing south with heavy front end damage. 

Preliminary investigation revealed the Ford Focus was traveling eastbound on New Windsor Rd failed to drive right of center crossing over the double yellow lane divider into the westbound travel lane at a high rate of speed striking the Toyota head on who was traveling westbound. 

The Ford and Toyota were each occupied by the driver only. The driver of the Ford a 32 year old male was pronounced deceased at the scene by New Windsor Fire personnel. The driver of the Toyota a 57 year old female was transported to Carroll Hospital Center where she was pronounced deceased.

Kevin Dayhoff and Caroline Babylon

April 30, 2017



Labels: 4H, Ag Carroll County, Carroll County traffic fatality, Current Events, People Tributes, Traffic Carroll County, Tributes

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