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Barbara Cargo

December 19, 1933 — May 4, 2023

Windsor

Barbara Crossman Cargo, age 89, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023 in Windsor
Colorado. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she graduated from the University of Michigan
(education) and later received a Masters’ degree from Syracuse University. She retired
from the Syracuse City School District in 1999 after teaching Pre-Kindergarten for 25
years, 21 of those years at Franklin School. She was an active member of the
University United Methodist Church, sang baritone with the Note-A-Bells Barbershop
Chorus and the Oasis Chorus, danced with the international Folk Dancers of Syracuse,
and exercised at the Jewish Community Center. She enjoyed traveling extensively,
gardening, sewing and playing croquet. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 67
years, Jerry; a son, Jim (Mary) and a grandson, Alex, of Windsor CO; a daughter, Ellen
Doersam (Dean) of Deep River, CT; a sister, Anne Zwemer (Fred) of Traverse City, MI;
plus nieces and nephews and their families.
 
“You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived... You
can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what she’d
want: smile, open your eyes, love, and go on”
 
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