Barbara Jean Evans, 89, formerly of Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Barbara Jean Evans, 89, formerly of Watertown, NY, passed away May 19, 2022, at the Carthage Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on May 18, 1933, in Watertown, NY, daughter of Orman and Helen (Duford) Parker and she attended Watertown High School.

She married Barton Evans on Oct. 30, 1955, in Felts Mills, NY. He worked as a machinist for several years. He passed away in 2008.

Barbara was a homemaker and she was an avid reader of Danielle Steel books and she loved animals.

Among her survivors are her three children, Debra Mahoney, Watertown, NY, Pamela (Lynn) Schnauber, DePauville, NY, and Christopher Evans, Watertown, NY; a brother and sister in law, Francis “Joe” (Ruby) Parker, Copenhagen, NY; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Barton Evans, a sister, Shirley Gowing, and a brother, Donald Parker.

Arrangements are with the Bruce Funeral Home 131 Maple St., Black River.

A graveside service will be held noon Monday, May 23, in Black River Cemetery.

Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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