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Barbara "Bobbie" (Thorndike) Harmon

June 5, 1953 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Barbara Harmon Obituary

Bobbie (Barbara Thorndike) Harmon went to Heaven on September 8, 2023. Having survived her 2021 diagnosis of stage 4 Metastatic  Breast Cancer, it was discovered that she had developed Congestive Heart Failure. She entered Hospice Care at home on July 21, 2023. 


She was born June 5, 1953, to Allston, jr. and Phyllis Thorndike in Milford, CT and grew up in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport.  She attended Black Rock Church.  When she was nine years old, she received Jesus into her heart; and when she was seventeen years old, dedicated her life to the Lord.  


She graduated from Bassick High School in 1971, and in 1972 she graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute, Pottersville, NY.  While there, she met Joel Harmon of Huron, So. Dakota.  They married in 1974 and served the Lord together throughout their marriage.  First at Byron Bible Camp in Huron, SD.  Then at Zion Community Church, Wilmot, SD (1980 - 1984), and Grace Bible Church, Siloam Springs, AR (1984 - 1986).  They returned to Byron Bible Camp and continued there until 1998.


They have two children, Adam Harmon, East Haven, CT and Angel (Jason) Fischer, Lake Geneva, WI.  And two grandchildren, Oliver Fischer and Hazel Fischer.


In 2000, Bobbie and Joel moved to Lost River, WV to serve as directors at Lost River Retreat Center, then owned by Vienna Baptist Church, Vienna, VA.  In 2008, they moved to Milford, CT to care for Bobbie's parents until they went to Heaven.  They continued in Milford serving at Cornerstone Christian Center from 2013 - 2019.   To celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, Joel & Bobbie renewed their vows in a beautiful ceremony at Cornerstone, just prior to their retirement and moving to Elkhorn, WI, in June 2019.


Bobbie enjoyed crocheting and crafting of all kinds, especially making decorations using pheasant feathers.  She loved being Grammie to Oliver and Hazel.  Bobbie attended Mt. Zion Christian Church, Lake Geneva, WI and loved worshiping and fellowship there, especially with her small group.  She enjoyed vacationing in Camden, ME, at the Thorndike Camp where she and her family had gone every summer during her childhood.

Besides her husband, children, and grandchildren, she leaves two sisters, Laura (Bob) Barrett and Karen Thorndike both of Milford, CT and one brother Bill (Marthee) Thorndike of Mystic, CT plus several nieces and nephews, cousins, Harmon brothers and sisters, and many friends.


Life Celebrations will be held at:

Mt. Zion Christian Church on September 19th, 2023 at 6:00pm with a live stream and dessert reception to follow.  

Please use this link for the live stream aspect of this service:

Also at:

Byron Bible Camp, Huron South Dakota, September 23, 2023 at 10:00am.

Also at:

Cornerstone Christian Center, Milford, Connecticut on October 1, 2023 at 5:00pm.  


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have Everlasting Life."   John 3:16


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Memorial Service
September 19, 2023

6:00 PM
Mount Zion Christian Church
2330 Hwy 120
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

September 19, 2023

7:00 PM
Mount Zion Christian Church
2330 Hwy 120
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Memorial Service
September 23, 2023

10:00 AM
Byron Bible Camp
40546 S. Shore Rd.
Huron, SD 57350

Graveside Service
September 23, 2023

11:30 AM
Bethel Church Cemetery
19453 408th Avenue
Yale, SD 57386

Memorial Service
October 1, 2023

5:00 PM
Cornerstone Christian Center
349 Wheelers Farm Road
Milford, CT 06461


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