Barbara L. Soluri, 53, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Barbara L. Soluri, 53, of 139 Monroe Ave., Watertown, NY, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2022, at her home where she was under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County and surrounded by her loving family and friends, following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born on Nov. 18, 1968, the daughter of George W. and Kay (Loucks) Pickett, and she graduated from Watertown High School in 1989. She then studied nursing and became a home health aid in the local area for many years. She also worked at JRC for a few years and Watertown Linens as well.

Barbara enjoyed camping, she loved and collected owls, dancing and listening to music. She was an avid fan of Jeff Gordon. She always loved a good cup of coffee, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She married Joseph C. Soluri of Watertown. Together the couple had a daughter. The marriage later ended in divorce; however, the couple remained good friends over the years.

She is survived by her only child and beloved daughter, KatieRose Mary Soluri, four grandchildren, Elena Mae Rose, Anastasia Kay, Kasey James and Avionnah Rae; her father and his companion, George W. Pickett Jr. and Betty J. Smith, Watertown, NY;  a brother and sister in law, Daniel G. (Jamie) Pickett, FL, and her companion, John Johnson.

She was predeceased by her mother Kay Pickett on March 18, 2007.

A calling hour will be held 11 a.m. to noon Monday, April 18, 2022, at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, 117 N. Massey St., Watertown.

A funeral service will immediately follow noon Monday, April 18, at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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