- 77 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 7, 1935
- Date of passing: Oct 22, 2012
|Let the memory of Barbara be with us forever|
Barbara Mitchell Gray
Barbara Mitchell Gray of Kinderhook passed away October 22, 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Gray was born April 7, 1935 to William H. Mitchell and Drucilla Garis Mitchell. Mrs. Gray married the late Robert M. Gray of Hudson in 1956.
Mrs. Gray is survived by her three children: Justus Mitchell Gray of Oceanside, California, Barbara Jo Salden and her husband Michael of Aloha, Oregon, Robin Gray Giammarco and her husband Gregory of Kinderhook; a brother, William Sheffield of Speculator, N.Y., two sisters, D Mitchell of Kenduskeag Maine, Kathleen Smith of Cliffside, Colorado; and predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Quilliam.
Mrs. Gray leaves behind several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held Friday October 26, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church at7:00 P.M. in Valatie, N.Y. with Rev. Kathi L. Jones officiating. A coffee hour will follow immediately after the ceremony at the Church Hall in lieu of calling hours.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that remembrance be made to the Chatham Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 55, Chatham, NY 12037.
"Barbara, thinking of you today. We miss your laugh, and all the wonderful things you have done for all of us! We love to tell stories about you. You had a great sense of humor and I miss you deeply. Hope your hanging out with my daughter Amanda Jean!!! She could use a swift kick too! We miss her. Love and hugs too you my sweet angels!"
"Special friend, the wonderful memorys from our past will always remain a special part of my life."
"Aunt Barbara was not only my Aunt, but also my Godmother :). She will be forever missed, but I know that her soul survived and is with us,always. I'll never forget the letter of encouragement she sent me after I had my back surgery when I was only 13. It meant so much to me."
"So sorry to hear the sad news! My condolences to Robin and all of the Gray family."
God Speed, as one of the partying Mitchell clan nobody had a better belly laugh than you! You always had a smile and a laugh ... and a positive spin on life ... I'll miss that ... Cheers and see you on the other side!"
"Aunt Baba will always be the declared backbone of my NY family. Wish I could make it back East to see everyone and share in the memorial."
"I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Barbara Gray, but I knew of her through my sister Annamarie and friend Jay. Without actually meeting Barbara she shared her nature of generosity by sending me a couple keepsakes that I will cherish and think of her whenever I read them. I am sorry I never had the chance to say "thank you" in person. My condolences to Jay and his family. God Bless"
"Sorry for your loss."
"Such a difficult time! Words cant explain how much I miss my mom and my best friend. We shared so much and lucky me, I have gained some of your pickiness. I am so glad I was able to have you at my wedding and to share so much of my life with you. You listened when I needed an ear, you gave me and earful when I messed up and you were alot of fun too. Love you so much...xoxo"
"I have so many memories of Barb. She was the best. We shared many laughs and many funny times. She was a good friend to my dad, Bob White and was Nanny Barbara to my daughter Ariel.
Over the years we didn't see each other as much but every time I use the frying pan she gave me yrs ago I thought of her and will forever. Love you forever my friend."
"Prayers for healing for the family. Any loss, even one that is expected, leaves a hole for God to fill."
I am going to miss you more than you know....
You were always there for me with love and encouragement or if needed a kick in the ass to gain a different perspective !!!
Glad I was able to make it back to NY in Sept to spend time with you and will cherish that for ever....Love YOU"
"We lost Barbara Gray, 10 / 22/ 2012 to complications associated with heart disease. After 20 plus years battling cancer she is finally declared cancer free then she passes from pulmonary and cardiac complications a few months later.
She will be loved and missed.
Thanks to everyone who has expressed their support and offered their prayers"
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