2018-06-13 / Obituaries

Barbara J. Youngs

Barbara J. Youngs, 84, of Unadilla, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at home following a short illness.

Barbara was born on July 1, 1933, in Deposit, the daughter of the late Clayton and Isa (Neff) Houck. On July 1, 1951, she married Robert L. Youngs in Hancock. He died on May 30, 2014.

Barbara was a beautician. She was the social director for three years in Pankin, Fla., organizing bus trips where she was a tour guide. She loved to travel with Robert and their little companion “Cookie.” They traveled to every state in the United States, except Alaska, which Robert said was “too cold to visit.” On their 50th wedding anniversary they went to Hawaii, a trip which was a truly memorable experience. Barbara enjoyed bowling in leagues, NASCAR and snowmobiling.

Barbara is survived by her loving family, grandchildren, Marcus Saylor of Johnson City; Merritt Guinane and fiancée Corey Coony of Pennsylvania and Mikky Adams and fiancée John Homan of Pennsylvania; greatgrandchildren Emily and Macey Guinane; sisters, Sandra Sarafine of Sidney and Doris Gransbury of Walton; a special nephew, Irving, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, daughter, Sharon Yvonne Youngs Saylor, brothers, Clarence, Vincent and Floyd ad sisters Marjorie and Betty.

A graveside service will be held at the Gregorytown Cemetery, town of Colchester, on Sunday, June 17, at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Wilkie, officiating.

Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to American Red Cross, Eastern New York Region, 33 Everett Road, Albany, New York 12205.

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