Smith, Barbara B. 1/2/1932 - 3/12/2023 Basking Ridge, NJ Barbara B. Smith, formerly of Kalamazoo, MI passed away peacefully at her residence in Basking Ridge, NJ, at the age of 91. Barbara was a talented musician and avid patron of the arts. A conservatory graduate of Oberlin College, she taught piano students for over 20 years, while raising her family north of Chicago. In 1984 Barbara moved to Kalamazoo, where she thrived as a dedicated volunteer, and a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra League. She was a founding influence behind the Instrument Petting Zoo, an interactive, hands-on symphony outreach program that brings demonstration instruments to local school children. In 2013, Barbara moved to a retirement community in New Jersey. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Edwin Smith (Oct 1999). She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Allison (Larry) Dalziel, grandchildren Libby Dalziel and Blair Dalziel, and her son Randall (Mary) Smith. A private family interment will be held at a future date in Kalamazoo. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra League or the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo.