Barbara LaForge

March 22nd, 1929 to January 13th, 2006
Barbara J. LaForge PORT HURON- Barbara J. LaForge, 76, of Port Huron went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2006 in her home after a long illness with her family by her side. She was born March 22, 1929 in Port Huron and had lived here all her life. Barb married Robert B. "Curly" LaForge, Sr. on October 27, 1951. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1997. She retired from the Department of Social Services after 27 years of service. She enjoyed arts and crafts, baking, playing bingo and loved her trips to Las Vegas. She was a loving and giving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by all. Barb is survived by her son, Robert B. (Diana) LaForge, Jr. of Port Huron; daughter, Margaret A. LaForge of Port Huron (Special friend Tammy Bettridge and daughter Ashley Berlinger); son, John W. LaForge of Arlington, TX; her grandchildren, Sarah, Jonathan, Rachel, Matthew, Michael, Emanuel and Anthony LaForge. Her sister Elizabeth A. Nelson of Middletown, DE; brother Albert J. (Barbara) Sibilla, Jr. of Crossville, TN; sister-in-law, Betty J. Martin of Port Huron; several nieces, nephews and her special dog Trudy. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert J. and Margaret C. (Snooks) Sibilla, Sr., sister-in-law Barbara A. Sibilla and brother-in-law Kenneth W. Nelson, Sr. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. The Reverend Brian K. Cokonougher, Pastor of St. Joseph Church will officiate. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorials in Barb's memory may be made to Blue Water Hospice. For guest book and information, please visit

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