Barbara Tremmel Dexter

FULTON, NY – Barbara “Bobby” Tremmel Dexter, 98, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. after a short illness.

Barbara Tremmel Dexter

Born in Syracuse, in 1921, to the late Elizabeth and Otto Tremmel, she was an avid youth athlete.

Bobby graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing and worked as a nurse at St. Joe’s until 1948.

She and Marvin J. Dexter married in 1944, and moved to Fulton in 1948, where Dr. Dexter practiced family medicine for more than 40 years.

Bobby was very involved in the Fulton community, serving on a number of boards and committees, including the Fulton YMCA, A.L. Lee Memorial Auxiliary, Cracker Barrel Fair and Fulton Art Association.

She was a member of the First United Church of Fulton, formerly First Baptist Church, Fulton Women’s Club, Friends of History and played in many bridge clubs.

Bobby enjoyed life and especially loved seeing the sunset on beautiful Lake Ontario from the front deck of her cottage.

She had many friends in Fulton, Mexico Point and Fort Pierce, Florida, where she spent summers and winters respectively.

She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her friends and family and playing all sorts of games, especially cards.

She was predeceased by her husband, Marvin, who died in 1995; and her brother, William Tremmel.

She is survived by her three children, Carol of Fulton, Dr. David (Dr. Lori Youngman) of Oswego and Babette (Daniel) Grzyboski of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Dr. David Dexter II, Dr. Justin Dexter, Daniel Grzyboski, Tyler Youngman and Drew Youngman; six great-grandchildren; nephew, William Arthur; and her beloved granddog, Sophia.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of History in Fulton, Pratt House, P.O. Box 157, Fulton, NY 13069 or First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton, NY 13069, in Bobby’s memory.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, has care of arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home


  1. Dr. Dexter and Family, sorry to hear about your Mom, but what a life and you have THIS in your genes? IF your Mom was involved with the Cracker Barrel Fair, we have a lot of fond memories of that event each late Summer!

    God bless,
    Debbie & Ray Engelke

  2. We are sorry to hear of her passing.She will be missed by many.Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family !

  3. Bobby was a beautiful force of energy! Her humor, her ideas, her zest truly the best. My thoughts, prayers and love to all her family. Carol I am thinking of you!

  4. Carol, I’ve just looked at my computer for the first time in many days. I am so sorry to see that your mom has passed away. She was a wonderful lady who lived a long and glorious life. This community will miss her in many ways. So sorry for your loss. Connie Tompkins

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