POTSDAM -- Barbara Ann Tarbox, 88, of Church Road, died Saturday, Sept 8, 2018, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
She was born February 19, 1930, in Malone, NY, a daughter of the late, Harold & Emma “Pearl” Eggleston Russell. She was a graduate of Tupper Lake High School and on April 17, 1948, she married Leon David Tarbox in Piercefield, NY. Mr. Tarbox died March 30, 1994.
Surviving are her six children, Nancy Tarbox of TX, Kathleen (Donald) Charleson of Potsdam, Virginia Clough of Potsdam, Philip Tarbox of Plattsburgh, Bruce (Stacey) Tarbox of Potsdam and Paul Tarbox of TX; two brothers, Robert “Bud” Russell of Tupper Lake and Earl Russell of Rochester; a sister, Janice Werner of Rochester; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild (on the way). She will also be remembered by a son-in-law, Chester Cota.
In addition to her husband, Barbara was predeceased by a daughter, Jewina “Wendy” Cota (2007); a son, Stanley Tarbox (2016); and three brothers, Gerald, Patrick and James Russell.
Barbara enjoyed doing puzzles, knitting, crocheting, cooking, collecting Pig memorabilia, hunting and fishing and she was a member of a bowling league in Potsdam.
Services and interment will be held privately for the family at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund or to the Potsdam Humane Society.
Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.lawrencefuneralhome.org