Barbara Claire Jacobs

Essex Junction – Barbara Claire Jacobs, 80, died peacefully with her loving family by her side, on Tuesday December 19, 2017, at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester.

Barbara was born on July 4, 1937 in Lake Placid, New York, the daughter of Milbert and Myrtle (Clark) Myers.

She graduated from the Albany Business College with a degree in English.

On February 7, 1959, she married Joseph Jacobs at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake, NY.

Barbara taught English and worked for many years as assistant librarian at the Essex Junction Educational Center.

She was a very talented knitter and quilter and loved doing crafts and sewing.  She was also a very gifted pianist.

In addition to her husband Joseph of Essex Junction, she is survived by her children Scott Jacobs and his wife Karen of Essex, Stephen Jacobs and his wife Mary Ellen of Winter Haven, FL. and Kathy Bushey and her husband Dale of Williston, by her grandchildren Amber, Amanda, Heather, Michael, Matt and Anthony and by her great grandchildren, Harley, Serenity, Ivy, Kenna, Alexis, Andrej, Walker, Emmett and Evan.

She was predeceased by her grandson Justin Bushey in 2003.

Memorial contributions in Barb’s memory may be made to the VT Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday December 22, 2017 from

3-7pm in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 23, 2017 at 11am in the Funeral Home.