Barbara J. Sidick

June 3, 1962 - January 2, 2018

Barbara J. Sidick, 55, beloved wife of Tim Maurice, died unexpectedly on January 2, 2018. 

Born in Detroit, MI to Stanley (deceased) and Mary Sidick, Barbara grew up in Dearborn Heights and Canton Township.  Her talents as an artist were recognized at the early age of 7 when she won her first national art contest sponsored by Ball Park Franks (hot dogs).

Barbara graduated 4th in her class from Plymouth Canton High School, and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a major in Fine Arts. 

During her career Barbara worked as an artist, an interior designer, and a college instructor.  Some of the firms she worked for included Lohan Associates in Chicago, IL; Little Caesar’s Headquarters, Farmington Hills, MI where her projects included the renovation of the Fox Theater; Corporate Design Group, Ann Arbor, MI; The Argos Group, Auburn Hills, MI; Facilities Matrix Group, Pontiac, MI; several furniture stores; her own interior design company, Elena Designs; and her husband’s camper restoration company, Canned Ham Restorations.  She taught interior design at Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI; and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Barbara was known for her ability to look at a space and see multiple possibilities – including rearranging her home furniture on a near continuous basis!  The best gift you could give her was art supplies, as she was always drawing and creating scale models.  Her other hobbies included collecting polar bear art, sailing, camping, cooking, and reading.

She is survived by her husband, Tim Maurice, mother Mary Sidick, siblings Joan (Ron) Rayford, Audrey (Kris) Neuvirth, niece, Sharon Rayford, and nephews Joseph (Jasmine) Rayford, Carl Rayford, Luke Neuvirth, and Matthew Neuvirth, and many cousins.  She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. 

Memorial Gathering will be January 13th at 10am followed by her Memorial Mass 10:30am at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.

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