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LAURENS - Barbara Carol Johnson, 72, passed away peacefully, at her home in Laurens, on Nov. 25, 2017.
Barbara was born on Aug. 11, 1945, in Oneonta, to the late John F. and Agnes (Hansen) Hungerford.
Barbara was a member of St. James' Episcopal Church in Oneonta.
She attended Chestnut Grammar School (K-6) and Oneonta Jr./Sr. High School.
Barbara was well known in her community for being a caring friend to her neighbors. She was always there for them to lend a helping hand or ear to listen. She enjoyed spending her spare time gardening, visiting local thrift shops and antique stores, and rescuing animals. Barbara was most happy when she was with her family and pets.
She is survived by her caring children, Colin Thorsland, Stephanie (Patrick Jr.) Fallon and Christine (Joseph) Harby; stepson, Eric (Susie) Johnson; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Gary (Felice) Hungerford; and best friend, Andrea Olmstead.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Eric Thorsland, in January of 2017; and second husband, Ralph Johnson, who passed away in May of 2008.
She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, caring spirit, contagious laughter and ability to strike up a conversation with anyone.
A graveside memorial service will be held in the Milford Center Cemetery in the spring.
Contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 279 River St. Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820, or an animal shelter of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Online condolences to her family may be made by visiting www.johnstonfh.com.
Published on November 28, 2017
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