July 3, 1925 – April 22, 2016
Barbara S. Moot, 91, a longtime resident of Buffalo who came to the United States from Jamaica, died April 22 in her home on the Elderwood complex in Cheektowaga, following an illness of a few weeks.
The former Barbara Spence, a resident of Western New York for nearly 70 years, was born in Jamaica in 1925.
She was educated in Kingston, reaching the level of high school there.
As a young woman, she went to Washington, D.C., to work in Jamaica’s embassy. It was there that she met Richard Moot, a Navy veteran studying law at the University of Virginia.
The couple married in June 1949, and Mrs. Moot lived for the rest of her life in Buffalo. Her husband, Richard, 96, who practiced law for many years in Western New York, survives her.
The couple lived for years in the city, not far from Delaware Park, and moved more recently to the home in Cheektowaga.
Mrs. Moot was involved in a variety of Buffalo organizations and clubs.
Among them were the Garrett Club and the Buffalo Yacht Club, where she was a member with her husband.
Mrs. Moot also was involved with the Analytical Psychology Society of Buffalo. She was one of the founders of that group, more than four decades ago.
An Episcopalian, she belonged to Trinity Church in Buffalo.
A reader, Mrs. Moot was a member for many years of a local book club.
She also served on the board of the Buffalo Mental Health Society.
A traveler, Mrs. Moot’s trips included visits to Jamaica.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Richard Moot; four sons, John, David, Andrew, and Michael Moot; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held on May 14 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.