Barbara J. Humiston, 82, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Barbara J. Humiston, 82, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at Samaritan Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 22, 1938, in the town of Brownville, the daughter to Ross J. and Kathryn Myers Sykes. Barbara worked for 25 years at Northland Electric.

Barbara enjoyed watching her soap operas, playing bingo, collecting beanie babies, taking rides to the Adirondack’s in the fall.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty Humiston, Watertown; a son, David Humiston, Tampa, Fl; her grandchildren, Courtney Humiston, Dinah Vaveao, Tapulei Vaveao, Connor Carr, her siblings, John, Charles Betty, Sharon and Shirley.

She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Stanley and Grant and a sister, Joan.

Per her wishes. there will be no services held.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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