Barbara Jane Dallas - February 9, 2016

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RAVENA – Barbara Jane Dallas went peacefully into the loving arms of her heavenly father on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. Born on August 7th, 1927 in Massachusetts, she was adopted and raised by Karl and Adelaide Pike of Gilsum, New Hampshire. Barbara met and married her husband, Edward Johnson and settled in Keene, New Hampshire. They were blessed with six children. They resided there until moving to New York State in 1965, where a construction accident caused the untimely death of Edward.  Barbara later met and married Charles Dallas, who predeceased her in 2006.

      Barbara has resided at the Teresian House for a number of years due to some health issues. Barbara was a friend to everyone and her smile left an ever lasting impression on everyone she met. Barbara retired from the RCS School District where she worked for the Transportation Department and the Food Service Department.

     Barbara was predeceased by her infant daughter, Carolyn, her son’s Edward and Kenneth, grandchildren Peter Joseph Sorell and Tina Marie Johnson and great-grandson William Mueller. Surviving to mourn her passing are her daughter’s, Sylvia Marrott of Clifton Park, Julie (Robert) Eck of Ravena and Kathy Spencer of Ravena; seventeen grandchildren; many great and great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and a long list of friends.

     A funeral service will be held in Barbara’s memory on Friday, February 12th at Babcock Funeral Home at 11am. Calling hours are from 10am to 11am prior to the service. The burial with follow at Chestnut Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara’s memory to The Teresian House, 200 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, NY 12203.