Long-time Beach resident Barbara Bradfield Dobbs, age 86, died Oct. 12, 2011, at 4:28 a.m.
She is survived by her sister, Jennie Bradfield McBean; children, Katherine Dobbs, Amanda Dobbs Hus, Bradfield Dobbs and daughter-in-law LaJean; and grandchildren, Fletcher & Gibson Holmes, Amy Hus, Andrea and Kira Dobbs.
Barbara was born in Barnesville, Ohio. She grew up living between Barnesville and Miami, Florida. She had resided on Fort Myers Beach since 1958.
Barbara's hobbies included painting, sailing, and archaeology. She was a past member and president of the Beach Art Association, member of DAR, and Fort Myers Beach Historical Society. She supported Habitat for Humanity, Beach Library as well as many other worthwhile charities and causes.