Barbara Utton (Brown) Merrill,

Barbara Utton (Brown) Merrill, 74, of Granville, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Glens Falls Hospital from complications of diabetes. 

She was the daughter of the late Dr. Alden C. Utton and the late Florence P. Utton of Yarmouth Port, Mass..

Barbara graduated from Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., in 1952 and from Linden State College in 1956.  She taught in St. Johnsbury, Vt., for seven years.  She then attended Teachers College of Columbia University from which she received her MA in English in 1964.  Barbara taught seventh and eighth grade English in the Glens Falls City School District for 25 years.  She retired in 1989.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents.  She is survived by her long time companion George A. Williams of Granville, their beloved cat Miss Kitty, several cousins, and three special friends; Faylene Hooper, Peggy Forbes and Phyllis LaValley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

As per the family’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private burial will be held in Yarmouth Port, Mass..

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