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Barbara A. Young

December 4, 1949 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 68)

Barbara A. Young of Downsville, NY, a homemaker and  a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.  She was 68.

The daughter of the late Claud Sr. and Alice Richards Halstead, she was born December 4, 1949 in Hancock, NY.

Barbara had been a member of the Downsville Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Colchester Community Church where she helped with many of their fundraisers.  She was an avid Braves Fan.

Survivors include her children, Richard Mills and his wife Erica of Corbett, NY, Walter Mills of Corbett, NY, Amy Young of Walton, NY, and Jennifer Morris of Liberty, NY; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gary L. Young on April 23, 2012; one brother, Claud Halstead, Jr.; and one granddaughter, Kayla Rae Mills.

Memorial services will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11 AM - 12 Noon in the Colchester Community Church in Downsville, NY.  Funeral services will be at 12 Noon in the church.  Pastor Dora Odarenko will officiate.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, NY.  607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200 or

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