Barbara Bullock Gee, 86
Barbara Bullock Gee (86) of Marion, MA, a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many passed away peacefully at home, after a short illness, on September 28, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was born in Schenectady, NY on March 14, 1937, the beloved daughter of Boyd and Grace Bullock. Barbara attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where she studied journalism and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Barbara married Kenneth Gee on October 12, 1957 in Coshocton, OH. She was pre-deceased by her husband Ken in November 2012. Those left to cherish her memory include their three children daughter Judy, of Dover, MA son Clark and his wife Margaret of Marion, MA and son Ron of Golden, CO, three grandchildren Andy Lewis and his wife Lindsay, Amanda and her husband Ryan Schaub of Charlotte, NC, and Austin Lewis of Dover, MA, one great grandchild Chase Schaub of Charlotte, NC and dear friend Tony Parise of St Louis, MO.
Barbara produced special musical events for institutions including the Atlanta Symphony, the Seattle Opera, the National Ballet of Canada, The Red Auerbach Foundation, and the Boston Ballet. Her business theatre career began in 1980 with the founding of Fashion Marketing Inc., producing national designer fashion shows for Vogue Magazine, Chanel, Bob Mackie, Arnold Scaasi, Louis Feraud, Escada, Balmain, Lanvin, Akris, Gucci, Valentino, among others, and trade shows and corporate sales meetings for such clients as Timberland, Avon Products, Titleist, Dupont, Converse, Keds, TJ Maxx, Ellesse and Talbots. Barbara arranged personal appearance events for celebrity talents including Elizabeth Taylor, Izabella Rossellini, and Robert Parish. A tour produced for Sports Illustrated, starring U.S. Jr. Olympic Gymnasts led to an opportunity to produce Easter at the White House, the children’s show presented by the First Lady each year on the South Lawn. Barbara produced this show for Mrs. Clinton from 1995-1998. She also directed the theatrical, dance and scenic elements for the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum Rembrandt Ball “On the Road to Leiden” in 1999 and wrote, produced and directed a short musical about the life of Elizabeth Taber “Our Fair Lady” in 2015.
Barbara was a long-time member of Sippican Tennis Club, Beverly Yacht Club, and The Kittansett Club.
There will be a celebration of life party (she always loved a good party) at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Sunday November 12, 2023. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Buzzards Bay Music Festival. Link: https://buzzardsbaymusicfest.com/donate/