Barbara L. Van Guilder Gustafson, 70, of 3181 Burton Road, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in WCA Hospital.
She was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Westmoreland, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Hicks Johnstone.
She was a selfemployed housekeeper for many years.
Barb loved gardening, socializing with friends, and held a special place in her heart for her pets.
Surviving are two children: Shelley Swan of Busti and Charles (Treva) VanGuilder of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Travis and Tyler Scott, Andrew and Chad VanGuilder and Tim Stappenbeck; two greatgrandchildren; a stepson, Thomas (Cheryl) Gustafson of Mayville; a stepgrandson, Cody Gustafson; and five brothers: Ronald and Kenneth Johnstone of Jamestown, Jack Nichols and Randy Milks of Busti and Eddie Nichols of Sheridan.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles "Punk" VanGuilder on Dec. 27, 1974; her second husband, Thomas Gustafson, on Aug. 14, 2012; an infant son, Kenneth VanGuilder; a brother, Danny "Dano" Milks; and a sister, Naomi "Nicky" Groves.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. Rev. Lee O'Brien will officiate.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Busti Fire Department or Chautauqua County Humane Society.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Barb at www.lindfuneralhome.com.