August 30, 1945January 18, 2021

Barbara Karrer Clarke, age 75, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. Barbara was born in Montclair, New Jersey and served in the US Navy. She was a registered nurse in the US Navy and served in communities of Fernandina Beach and St Augustine Hospice. She also was a real estate broker and enjoyed scrapbooking, crocheting, Zumba gold, line dancing, walking and doing water aerobics. Barbara is predeceased by her grandparents: George and Eloise Karrer and William and Mary Ebeling; parents: Austin and Patricia Karrer; and brother, David Karrer. She is survived by her 2 sons: Gary D. (Aimee)Young and Timmothy (Dana) Young; 4 grandchildren: Carissa Young, Alaina Young, Carter Young and Reilly Young; sister, Carol A. Hoper; and a host of extended family and friends. Graveside services will be held Friday February 19, 2021 at 12:30 PM in Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL with military honors. Please line up in Lane 1 and await service procession to pavilion. CDC guidelines are required of Face Covering and Social Distance.

Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at


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Danny Menendez

May 8, 2021

I just stumbled on the news. I am very sorry for your loss. I served with Barbara in the Navy at the Jacksonville NAS Hospital, in 1968. I was a Hospital Corpsman. A super nurse, who was quick and willing to teach. I lost contact with her when I shipped out to Vietnam in late 1968.
I have thought about her when I paged through some photos from Navy days. She was a special lady.

Kathy Perry

February 2, 2021

When I first met Barbara it was at a family Thanksgiving dinner many years ago that her nephew Michael invited me to. We also attended the same church, St. Peter's. She was always full of joy and laughter with a beautiful smile every time I saw her. She will be missed greatly. My prayers for comfort and peace to Tim, Gary and their families, as well as Carol & her son Michael and his wife Lori. Rest in Heaven's peace "Aunt" Barbara 🕊 With all my love Kathy Perry ❤

Phyllis Casper

January 30, 2021

I had the privilege of meeting this beautiful lady in my line dance class at the Mandarin Senior Center. We shared precious time together on and off the dance floor. She loved dancing and always had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone. She will be missed. ❤️. Phyllis and Jerry Casper.

Sandra Salem

January 29, 2021

I was the line dance instructor at the senior center and loved having Bobbi in my class. She was a really cool lady! I am so sorry to hear that she has passed. I will miss her.

Patrice Thomas

January 28, 2021

Miss Bobby, I’m so sad that I didn’t get to say goodbye. Meeting you at church we became family. We first connected because of nursing and our “nurse talks”. You were a wealth of information, insight, and history. Your stories made me laugh and your hugs made me happy. I miss you already. No worries we got Timm, Dana, Carissa, and Carter. Much love and prayers for comfort and peace to the family as you cope.

With Sincere love, Patrice

Iris Zerba

January 27, 2021

Oh Bobbie, How I miss you my friend. I wish I could just pick up the phone and call you, like I have over 30 yrs since we met in Orange Park. I remember working with you at Universary hospital and Methodist center as nurses and driving there together sharing rides. I remember going to movies, going out to eat, and Writer’s’ conferences in our last years as we worked on novels. You didn’t get to finish your last love scene. Maybe your grandkids can finish it. Plus they can inherit all your Stephen King novels. It’s good you can leave them a love of reading and learning. It’s good you raised your boys to be fine young men with families of their own. And you got to play with your grandkids.. and all those cats. How I wish you were still here, but when God calls you home, you must go. You were a wonderful friend. I will remember you always in so many ways. Love, Iris

Lorraine Tersak

January 25, 2021

Bobbi I will miss you so. You were always such a positive, loving person. A true Hero!!! Love your line dance asst instructor. Eternal rest grant unto Bobbi, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen

Eileen Kitchell

January 25, 2021

Cousin Barbara came up to New Jersey about 5 years ago. She stopped by my fathers house one afternoon and we had such a wonderful time. I know my father enjoyed so much seeing her as well as I did. Even before that Carol and her came up to New Jersey and this time other family members were able to share memories of growing up together. I wish we would have seen more of each other, but I know Barbara enjoyed Fla. so much.
Gary, Tim and family you have my deepest sympathy and I know she will be miss.
Love, Cousin Eileen.

Julia Painter

January 24, 2021

The first time I met your Mom, we were in line for the midnight premiere of Star Wars, Episode I. We had dressed in costume, as geek-culture dictates and she was taking so many pictures of us! Then came Y2K, the year with all the weddings and my sister was making the biggest, bestest, scrapbook ever for part of the custody battle. One of the scrapbook magazines had an article about wedding scrapbooks, “Hey! Those people look a bit like Gary and Aimee!” We looked closer, then realized “Those people ARE Gary and Aimee!” Your Mom was very sweet, very special and she made everyone around her feel good! May you find comfort in happy memories.

Danielle Darby

January 24, 2021

Ms Bobbi will sure be missed. She was always so welcoming and loving with her big beautiful smile. I always loved her cute hairstyles and her sense of humor. She will truly be missed. Love you always Ms. Bobbi
Danielle Darby
Aka, Dani