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Barbara Nixon Kimball

February 10, 2019

Barbara Nixon KimballBarbara Nixon Kimball, 58, Watertown, NY, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

Barbara was born in Bethesda, MD, on December 13, 1960, daughter of the late James W. and Matsuko Shiina Nixon. As a young child, Barbara's family moved to Calais, Maine, where she graduated from Calais High School. She then went on to earn her Business Degree at Washington County Vocational School, which is also where she met her beloved husband of 38 years, John D. Kimball. They married on June 14, 1980 and settled in Watertown when John was stationed at Fort Drum in 1997. Barbara was very proud of the fact that all three of her children served our country through the military.

One of her greatest enjoyments was being "Grammie" to her two little loves, her grandsons Connor and Jackson. She also enjoyed shopping and traveling, which included Europe, Asia, and Disney.

Along with her husband, John, she is survived by her father- and mother-in-law, Charles W. and Mabel J. Kimball, Westmoreland; her three children, Brian D. Kimball, Watertown, Jennifer L. Kimball, Watertown, and Jason P. Kimball and wife, Brittany, of Hampton, VA; two grandsons, Connor and Jackson, of Hampton, VA; five siblings, Kathy A. Barnard and husband, Maurice, Calais, ME; James W. Nixon and wife, Teresa, Newport News, VA; John T. Nixon and wife, Terri, Rotunda, FL; Laura M. Donovan and husband, Troy, Calais, ME; and William E. Nixon, Newport News, VA; brothers-in-law Dan Kimball; James and Tammy Kimball; David Kimball; sister-in-law Kathy and husband Randy Strong; two aunts, one uncle, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also predeceased by brother-in-law Dan Kimball.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, on Friday, June 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. There will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's name may be made to either the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057 or Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#4 Janet Frost 2019-02-13 09:25
Barbara was one of the sweetest most compassionate people I have ever known. In high school Barb was one of the few people to befriend me and make me feel accepted. As I was a painfully shy person that was no easy task. For her friendship I will always remain thankful. Even though life took us in different directions I never stopped thinking of her. My heart hurts not only for myself. My heart hurts for her entire family. John Kimball, I remember when the two of you met like it was yesterday. Your's was the first true love match I had the good fortune of witnessing from the start. I saw sparks fly from the very beginning. I could always see and feel the love between you. Yes, even if you had a little spat. I always thought to myself, "That is true love" and I knew then you were destined to be together. Sending heartfelt condolences to You, Brian, Jennifer and Jason. I know your strength and happy memories will get you all through. Hugs. Love, Janet
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#3 Amanda and Jamison 2019-02-13 00:18
I always remember seeing a smile on her face and it was contagious. Our thoughts and love are with you all.
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#2 Amy Barnard 2019-02-12 21:11
John, Brain, Jennifer, Jason and family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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#1 Amy Barnard 2019-02-12 21:09
RIP golden girl life will never be the same without you
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