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Barbara Touby

November 11, 1945 — February 23, 2021

Barbara Lynne Touby was born on November 11, 1945 in Dayton, Kentucky to Blanche and Jack Watson. She departed this life on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 after a long courageous struggle with cancer.

She was married to Clair Ross Touby in June of 1975.

She worked as a registered nurse at Adirondack Medical Center, Uihlein Mercy Center and High Peaks Hospice. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor at North County Community College. She also enjoyed her time as an actress and ticket manager at Pendragon Theatre and her time spent working on the altar guild at Saint Luke’s Church.

Barbara is survived by her husband Clair Ross Touby, daughter Caroline Kipp, and grandchildren Alex, Carter, and Griffin.

She is preceded in death by Blanche and Jack Watson.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Fortune – Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake.

A memorial service will take place at 2:00 PM on Friday March 5, 2021 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake. Due to covid-19 restrictions seating in church is limited. Family and friends attending in person funeral services are asked to please follow all COVID-19 recommendations including social distancing and wearing a mask. Due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic the Touby family understands that it may make it difficult to attend funeral services in person. For those unable to attend the funeral service will also be webcast on Fortune-Keough Funeral Homes Facebook page.

Friends wishing to remember Barbara Lynne Touby may make memorial contributions to the High Peaks Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at
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