Barbara (Babs) Marshall Fynbo, 95, of Rochester, Minn. and formerly Chappaquiddick, died on Sept. 1 of natural causes at her home in Shorewood Assisted Living in Rochester. Funeral services will be held at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester on Oct. 31.

Barbara was born in Newton, Mass. to Frank L. Marshall and Mary Cobb Marshall on April 20, 1920. She was the youngest of four children. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham. Barbara was married to B.C. Fynbo on Sept. 25, 1948. They divorced after 26 years of marriage but in the end were close friends.

Barbara enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on April 8, 1943 during World War II. She was enlisted as an Apprentice Seaman and served in the Bronx, N.Y., driving officers around New York city. After her honorable discharge on March 9, 1946, Barbara worked for Skinner-Chamberlain Department Store in Albert Lea, Minn. It was there that she met B.C. Fynbo; they married and had six children. In 1951 she and B.C. started farming in Clarks Grove, Minn., and continued that for 17 years until a tornado destroyed their farm. Over her varied career, Barbara worked for Jo-Ann Fabrics in Albert Lea, at the Edgartown Hardware Store, and as an accomplished independent seamstress in Edgartown.

Barbara both enjoyed and was well-known for her skill in repairing and refinishing furniture, as well as a variety of other artistic crafts. Growing up, Barbara loved spending summers at her family home on Chappy, “Big Camp,” and later eagerly anticipated each opportunity to revisit her own home on Chappy, “Hill House,” with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all of whom she dearly loved and adored.

Barbara is survived by her children William (Bill) Fynbo and his wife Fran of Albert Lea, Camille Marks and her husband David of Rochester, Mary Wille and her husband Jerry of Rochester, Marge Fynbo of Rochester, and Robert (Bob) Fynbo and his wife Felicia Cheney of Chappaquiddick; her grandchildren Beth Fynbo, Eric Fynbo and his wife Amber, Andrew Wille and his wife Amy Lasater-Wille, Megan Rank and her husband Ryan, Brian Wille, Steven Marks, Michelle Marks, Joe Marks, Colin Day, and Gavin Fynbo; her great-grandchildren, Lauren and Claire Rank, Grace and Lillian Fynbo, and George Edmond Wille. Barbara is preceded in death by her son Bruce Clark Fynbo, her parents, Frank L. and Mary C. Marshall, and her siblings Frank M. Marshall, Robert B. Marshall and Mary C. Kelly.

Donations ins Barbara’s honor are suggested to hospice or any charity of the donor’s choosing.