Barbara Ann Telfer, 70, of Fonda, N.Y., passed away December 10, 2012, after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of the area and will be missed by all who knew her.
Barb was born in Amsterdam, N.Y., to the late Robert Johnson and Regina (Johnson) Peeler. She attended both Fonda and Amsterdam school districts. Barb spent her life devoted to the love and care of her family and always put her family above all. She especially enjoyed babysitting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Barb loved to make various crafts, but particularly enjoyed making wooden lawn ornaments with Winfield Fonda, her longtime companion. She was fond of the outdoors and taking camping trips.
Barb is survived by Winfield; her daughters, Nancy Minch, Joy Kilmartin, Dawn Telfer, and Bobbi Bush; brothers, Robert Johnson Jr., Donald Peeler, Ronald Peeler, William Peeler; sisters, Anna Bedell, Kathy Andrews, Dawn Peeler; grandchildren, Jessica Swanker, Gary Swanker, Megan Minch, Erin Minch, Brandon Bush, Kelsey Minch, William Bush, Lauren Bush; great-grandchildren, Anthony Bush, Sydney VanAlstyne, and Hunter Romaine; stepfather, Robert Peeler; mother-in-law, Madeline Susi. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert R. Telfer; brother, Robert A. Peeler; sister, Eileen Hastings; and a son-in-law, Timothy Minch.
All funeral services will be private. The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Barbara's memory to the charity of one's choice: St. Peter's Hospice Inn, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208; Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256; and American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211. All arrangements have been entrusted to Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, NY 12072. Please visit and sign the family's guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.