LOWVILLE Barbara G. Gray, 76, of Campbell Street, passed away on Sunday morning, December 30, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital. She had been in failing health for two years.
Barbara was born in Lowville on March 10, 1936, a daughter of the late Edwin J. and Marjorie Phalon Guepe. She graduated from Lowville Academy & Central School in 1954 and SUNY Potsdam in 1958. She began her teaching career at Copenhagen Central School followed by Beaver River Central School and Guilderland Central School. In 1960, Barbara returned to Lowville to teach at Lowville Academy where she completed her teaching career spanning 36 years at a school she dearly loved. After retirement, Barbara continued to substitute for another 13 years until 2007.
Barbara was married to Scott K. Gray III, on July 9, 1960, at St. Peters Catholic Church with her cousin Father Jim Phalon officiating.
Mrs. Gray was a member of professional teachers organization, Delta Kappa Gamma, past president of the Lowville show wagon, member of the Lewis County Hospital Auxiliary, life member and former membership chair of the Constable Hall Association and past president of the Lowville Free Library. She also served on the Lowville Rural Cemetery Board and the Lowville Town/Village Planning Board.
She was recognized by many for her infectious laugh, her love for the Christmas season and for her family.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Scott and their two sons, Andrew M. Gray and his fiancÚ, Ginnie Savage of Dexter and Thomas T. Gray and his fiancÚ, Kristina M. Panowicz of Lowville; granddaughters Ashley L. Gray and Cassandra A. Gray, great-grandsons Blake A. Moore and Robert N. Roshia III and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours for Mrs. Gray will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd from 2-4 p.m. at the Sundquist Funeral Home. There will be a private funeral service for family and friends. Spring burial will take place at the Lowville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Barbaras name to the Lowville Free Library or Constable Hall.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sundquistfh.com.