Nature 19

Barbara Kambarn

February 14, 1944 ~ May 30, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Barbara J. Kambarn, 79, passed away peacefully at home on May 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 14, 1944, in Salisbury, Maryland, and was the oldest daughter of the late Joseph Stanley (Buck) Jackson and the late Naomi Hill Jackson.

Barbara is survived by the love of her life and husband of 64 years, Jackie C. Kambarn; two sisters, Susie Santiano (Jess) of Pocomoke City, MD, and Sarah Jester (Barry) of Greenbackville, VA; nephew Danny Santiano (Vanessa) of Shingle Springs, CA; niece Lauralyn Geiser (Roman) of Berlin, MD; grand-nephews Gabe, Graham, and Gavin Geiser, and Quinn Santiano; and grand-niece Olivia Santiano.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Alice Kambarn.

Barbara graduated from Chincoteague High School in 1963 and was the Salutatorian of the class. She was employed by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where she worked in the library at NASA. For many years, she and her husband owned and operated the Anchor Inn Motel on Chincoteague Island until they retired.

Until 7 years ago when Barbara suffered a stroke, she loved to travel, garden and was an avid reader. She enjoyed her nights reading a good book and enjoying a glass of wine. She also loved to volunteer at the library on Chincoteague and read to the students at Chincoteague Elementary School. For the past 6 years, Barbara enjoyed spending time with her friend, caregiver, and earth angel, Virginia (Ginny) Jowanowitch.

Barbara was looked to as the leader of her family and the “glue” that held everyone together. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 11 am at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Chincoteague, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church 6319 Mumford Street, Chincoteague, VA 23336, or Foodbank of Eastern Shore 24530 Coastal Boulevard, Onley, Virginia 23418. Online Condolences may be made at Services entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. Chincoteague Island, VA.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara Kambarn, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Barbara Kambarn?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Barbara's memory.


Funeral Mass
June 3, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Andrews the Apostle Catholic Church
Church Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336


© 2023 Salyer Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility