Barbara (Sturm) Huvard, 77, of Rochester died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at hospice after a courageous fight with bile duct cancer.

She was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Spring Grove to parents, Arnold and Jenni Sturm.

Barbara married Richard Krieger in 1956 and had two daughters, Kimberly Jean (Krieger) Hoop and Victoria Susan (Krieger) Strommen.

She was a special woman with many talents. She had several careers including hairdressing, realtor and cosmetic sales. But Barbara's passion was her children and granddaughters (Katie, Julia and Nicole Strommen) and her beloved dog, Rosie.

She enjoyed nature, home decorating, taking her dog for walks, gardening, art, literature, music and knitting. She continually wanted to grow and learn, and she accomplished this by reading all sorts of books from the Bible to the New York Times.

She was a sensitive, sophisticated woman that could be funny, wise and unpredictable. She traveled to many places such as Jamaica, Hawaii, Italy and France. She'd often comment that she would like to live in Italy someday.

The Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.