December 12, 1931 – June 30, 2016
Barbara Clark Briggs (nee Clark)
Beloved wife of William Briggs. She was pre-deceased by her son, Robert in 2007 & daughter-in-law, Teresa 2016. She is survived by son Brian (Jody) Briggs, daughter Nancy (Doug) Dorner, 5 grandchildren, Christina (Tom) Baker, Stephanie (Kieran) Furlong, Robert W. Briggs, Jr., Cassandra Dorner & Christopher Dorner. Also she has 4 great-grandchildren Zachary & Abigail Baker & Robyn & Grace Ana Furlong.
Barbara was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to New Jersey in 1939. A long time resident of Swedesboro, NJ, she graduated from Swedesboro High School in 1949. In 1953 she married William Briggs and they settled in Logan Township. She was a very active member of the community and provided her time and talents to various groups that included: Logan Township School Board member, member of the Logan Township School PTA, member of the Logan Township zoning board, Logan Township election Committee, Logan Township Cub Scout Den mother for the Webloes, member of the committee for fundraising for Boy Scout Troop #7 of Bridgeport, member of the Parent Advisory Board of Paulsboro High School. She was also a member of the Zion United Methodist Church of Clarksboro, member of the JEMS Circle of the Bethesda Methodist Church of Swedesboro and a member of the crocheting ladies of Zion UM Church. Her hobbies took her to the Adirondacks in upstate New York where she was a member of the Old Forge, NY Snowmobile Club.
Previously, Barbara was employed at Dupont Hospital in Gibbstown, Underwood Hospital radiology department in Woodbury, NJ, worked at Swedesboro News (“The New Town Press”) and also Kingsway High School.
Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and knitting for them. She also spent time camping with the family and later the home in the Adirondacks in Old Forge, NY snowmobiling with Bill.
Relatives and friends are invited Friday from 6-7 p.m. to gather at Zion Church, Clarksboro where there will be a 7 p.m. service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Zion Community Church at 242 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, NJ 08020