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Linda Lee Barnes Yenawine

March 4, 2016

Linda Lee Barnes YenawineLinda Lee Barnes Yenawine died on March 4, 2016 at 10:10pm at home on Seven Isles, Wellesley Island, NY. Formerly of Fayetteville, NY she and her husband resided in the Thousand Islands and wintered in Scottsdale, AZ. Born in Alexandria Virginia on January 19, 1946, she grew up in Syracuse. She was the daughter of Alice and Willard Smith Barnes. She attended Nottingham High School and graduated from Penn Hall, Chambersburg, PA and Marjorie Webster College in Washington D.C.

She and her husband of 48 years were always active in civic life. Together they started I'M SMART of CNY that was recognized nationally by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the White House.

She started her volunteer life at the young age of 12 as a candy striper at Crouse Hospital and went on to become the youngest board member of Crouse Irving Memorial Auxiliary. Her many years of giving back to the community included: Girl Scouts; Red Cross; United Way, Children's Hospital, Caracas, Venezuela; Habitat for Humanity; North Country Arts Center, Watertown, NY; Children's Science Center, Syracuse; Junior League of Syracuse, Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, NY; PEACE, Isla Mujeres, Mexico; Isla Animals; Syracuse Women's Fund; and Dewitt Community Church. She was also a founding member of The Hacker & Wackers of Syracuse. One of her more recent volunteer highlights was joining a college roommate and working for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans building new homes. She felt she received more than she could have given back.

She was on the Board of Trustees for the following organizations: Literacy of Syracuse, Everson Art Museum, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Opera, Crouse Irving Memorial Auxiliary, Onondaga Pastoral Counseling, Junior League of Elmira, NY, Thousand Islands Art Center, Clayton, NY and Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown, NY.

She enjoyed: laughing, skiing, art, gardening, reading, cooking and entertaining, boating, difference of opinion, open mindedness, and most of all sharing her life experiences and travels with her two grandchildren, Barlow Lee and Lior Alma. She was extremely concerned about protecting the environment, injustice, helping those less fortunate, and making a difference. Her youthful appearance, energy and curiosity were never lost.

She is survived by her husband, Martin, Wellesley Island, NY, a daughter Tiffany Wareing (Brad), two grandchildren, Barlow and Lior, Isla Mujeres, Mexico; her mother Alice Barnes Badore, Jamesville, NY; her brother Robert A. Barnes II (Helene) Fayetteville, a cousin Julie Wagner Konys (David), Manlius, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Services are private. A celebration of her life will be on Seven Isles, Wellesley Island on Sunday, July 24, 2016 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John Street, Clayton, NY 13640 or Isla Animals http://www.islaanimals.org/. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton, NY. Online condolences to Linda's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#9 Jay D 2016-03-14 15:29
Tiffany& family,
So sorry to learn of your loss. An amazing woman that touched many lives. Blessed to have known her. My thoughts and blessings are with you and your family.
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#8 Jack and Laurie 2016-03-13 11:07
We send our deepest sympathy at the loss of Linda. We will always remember her as cheerful, outgoing, friendly, and charming.
Jack and Laurie
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#7 Marcy Newman 2016-03-09 09:19
Alice, Marty, Tiffany, and family - My thoughts and prayers are with you, today and always. What can I do to help? I have such fond memories of you all from way back; Linda will be missed muchly.
Perhaps they aren't just stars, but windows to Heaven through which our loved ones shine down to let us know we are not alone. Love and hugs, Marcy
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#6 Jack &Susan Woodward 2016-03-09 08:38
Our family mourns for the Yenawine Family. We will treasure her life's participation for others and follow her example. Great loss for all but also wonderful memories of a classy lady. Bless you all. River Rat Woodwards.
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#5 Rita 2016-03-07 11:08
Marty, Tiffany and family. We at Erawan send you our deepest sympathies. We've known Linda and your family for as long as I can remember. Linda was always kind to us. Her glowing smile radiates from her beautiful personality. She was easily content to have a bowl of soup with tofu, a spring roll and not forgetting peanut sauce! We're always happy to see your family there. We will miss you Linda. You were one classy dame!
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#4 Father Ayers 2016-03-06 19:37
My sympathy, Martin

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#3 Lance & Karla 2016-03-06 19:24
Marty, Tiffany and family, our thoughts and prayers for you. Linda was an amazing beautiful lady, we will surely miss her smile. Hugs to you all.
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#2 Rene & Carole Berthi 2016-03-06 12:51
Marty and Family, We feel lucky to have had the opportunity in life to have been your friends. We have been blessed by your love and your kindness every time we were together. Linda will be missed by all of us. Hoping to see you soon. Our love and prayers accompany you in this time of sorrow.
Love René & Carole
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#1 Lorraine Ken Rogers 2016-03-06 10:14
Marty, Sorry for your loss of such a beautiful woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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