Carolyn E. Barnes, 78, of San Antonio, formerly of Port Ewen, NY passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 after a brief illness. She was born on June 9, 1934, in Kingston, NY. She retired from the Ulster County, NY Community College System in the early 1990's. She then relocated to San Antonio where she lived out her final years. Once in San Antonio she was employed part time by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Even though she spent the last 20 years in San Antonio, she never lost her love for her birthplace, New York's Hudson River Valley. Carolyn was a "people person" with a lively, vivacious personality and an infectious laugh. She spent her free time enjoying her biking, volksmarches, and swimming. She also enjoyed the company of her extended family and her many friends She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Edith(Leverich) Middagh. She is survived by her brother Roy Middagh of Kingston, NY, son Brian Barnes and wife Edwina Post Barnes of Port Ewen, NY, son Carl Barnes and wife Ann Macfarland of Bergheim, TX, and grandchildren Todd Barnes and Shana Barnes of Port Ewen, NY. A memorial service is planned in Port Ewen, NY on Saturday, September 1, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. I had the opportunity of working with Carolyn and enjoyed her stories about going camping with her grandchildren. I am so sorry. My condolences to her family.

  2. I was truly saddened to read about Carolyn’s passing. I was fortunate to meet her through a DIVA tai-chi class we took together on Monday mornings. Although I did not know Carolyn very long, I am very thankful for her friendship and support. I will miss her!

  3. The D.R. Semmes at Tri-Point YMCA and all staff as well as her SilverSneakers group would like to give our condolences to family and friends of Carolyn Barnes. She will be truly missed and remembered by us all!!

  4. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Carolyn and I moved to w. ct condos the same month, she from N.Y. and I from N.C. We got to know each orher well. She was a wonderful neighbor and I will miss her smiling face and all of our chats.

  5. Im sad to read of Carolyns passing.It was a big shock I will miss her smile around the complex. Lisa Brooks #804

  6. On behalf of myself and the members of the Monday morning DIVA tai-chi class, we just wanted Carolyn’s family to know how much we will miss Carolyn. She was so kind and helped make our class so enjoyable and special. We will remember her fondly. Mary Lockhart

  7. Carolyn, you were a good neighbor and vital part of our Windsor Court community in San Antonio. I will miss you, my friend.

  8. Oh I can say is how blessed I was to get to know her,I will miss seeing her at Tripoint reading the newspaper and will miss her hugs almost everyday I would say hi and talk too her I helped Carolyn join the YMCA and would get the pleasure to see her wonderful smile.She always told me that I made her day truthfully she made my day..I truly will miss her always…Thank you Carolyn for being my friend… ES

  9. Carl we loved getting to know your mother throughout the years. She was always such a pleasure to be around. We are thinking of you and Ann and will keep you in our prayers. God Bless….Kaye and Mike

  10. I met Carolyn through the Diva program and I found her to be a very kind and joyful person. I enjoyed her smile and our conversations. I will miss her and think of her often.

  11. Carl, May God give you comfort during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Carl and Ann, I’m so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I always enjoyed talking about NY with your mom at the river every year and will remember those conversations in my heart. Love, CJ

  13. Just wanted to deliver a message from Gail Fagan a DiVA member.She wants to say on Carolyn’s behalf- GO NEW YORK GIANTS!!!

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