Barbara Ann Ashworth Hart

Barbara Ann Ashworth Hart age 97 passed away on April 9, 2024. Barbara was born on August 4, 1926, in Providence Rhode Island to Louise Ann LeDuc Wood and William Ashworth.

Barbara grew up in Rhode Island and moved to Miami Fl where she married Harold William Hart from Pennsylvania. There they raised her 2 children until they were grown. After Retirement Barbara and her husband Harry moved to Blue Ridge Georgia where she loved to be out in the woods and gardening. She and Harry moved to Calera Alabama in the later years where she lived close to family.

She is survived by her daughter Catherine Louise Hart Masterson, her husband Fred A Masterson, Her Son Patrick William Hart, Granddaughter Jennifer Gail Robarge Hebson, Her husband Richard A. Hebson, Great Grandson Richard Aaron Hebson, Great Grandson Matthew Dean Hebson, his wife Breeana Marie Hebson, Great Great Grandson Tesla Graham Wilson and Great Great Granddaughter Nora Marie Hebson.

Barbara had a passion for all things in nature. She had a curiosity and adventurous side to see and explore all new things. Her passion was in learning and sharing that knowledge with others. Barbara loved camping and crafts as she demonstrated being the leader with her Girl Scout Troop #121 in the early ’60s. 


  1. Bob & Ellen Harrington on April 17, 2024 at 12:55 am

    To all of Barbara’s family, and on behalf of our family, all of who knew of, or knew Barbara personally our sincerest condolences. I will never forget her special way, passion for life, and interest in all the good things in the world. I cherish teachings she passed on when you least expected it and needed it the most. I have never known anyone who boiled over with more interest in plants, animals, concern for the environment, science, health, genealogy and so much more than Barbara! Her constitution was nothing less than extrordinary, leaving a legacy of a life well lived for us to remember. I am truly grateful to have had part of her in my life and her memory will live on in Connecticut, where large gardens are filled with peonies, daylillies, columbine and more, all from Barbara’s green thumb and knowledge of plants! You are all in our prayers, with love, Bob & Ellen