OBITUARY

Harriet F. Rayburn

June 1, 1924February 8, 2019
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Funeral services for Harriet F. Rayburn, age 94 formerly of CR 4 Ogdensburg, and Wilson Street in Heuvelton will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday (February 12, 2019) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Schirmer officiating. Entombment will follow the service at Foxwood Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be held on Monday (February 11, 2019) from 2:00pm-6:00pm at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Rayburn passed away on Friday (Feb 8, 2019) at Riverledge Healthcare Facility surrounded by her loving family.

Surviving is her son William Rayburn of Rensselaer Falls; a daughter Joyce Rayburn of Heuvelton; five grandchildren Alton Rayburn & his fiancée Ashley Peggs of Morley, Ashley (Randall) Lawton of Morley, Alysse (Rick) Wright of Rensselaer Falls, Kevin (Nichole) Rayburn of Newburgh NY and Katherine Lord of Rochester; twelve great-grandchildren and one unborn great-granddaughter Emma Harriet due in the spring; along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Harriet was predeceased by her husband William Rayburn in 2000; sisters Mary Couglar, Grace Peck and Gladys Cole; two brothers John & George Gilbert and a daughter-in-law Marianne Rayburn.

She was born on June 1, 1924 in N. Gouverneur, a daughter of the late John & Elizabeth (Gibson) Gilbert. She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1943, and later married William H. Rayburn on June 1, 1951.

Harriet owned and operated a dairy farm on County Route 4 with her husband until 1988 when they retired. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, spending time with her family and working on the farm.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, American Heart Association, or the Heuvelton Volunteer Fire Department/First Responders. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Harriet F. Rayburn

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Karen Yerden

February 10, 2019

Harriet was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed going to see her. She walked me through some baking, what a sweet lady. She also loved seeing the baby when I brought her by. She will be missed. Joyce thinking of you.

Janet Blackburn

February 9, 2019

Joyce and Family,
So sorry for your loss. May your many memories comfort you and get you through this difficult time.

Donna Raymon

February 9, 2019

Joyce and family sorry for your loss. Remembering all the great times as kids growing up the fun we all hars our parents doing thing together hugs to you all. Donna n john

Cheryl (Caloren) Montpetit

February 9, 2019

Joyce and family, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories of her growing up. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann MacAbee

February 8, 2019

To Joyce and family:
Many thoughts are with you at this time. I lost my mother a year ago and know how difficult it is. I will keep you in my prayers.

Linda LOrange

February 8, 2019

Bill, Alton, Ashley, Alysse, and Joyce,
My sincere condolences to each of you.
I have many great memories of your mom/grandma from way back when Alton was a baby.
Spending Sunday afternoons with Bill, Marianne, Baby Alton, your mom and dad at the farm house.
Sending each of you strength and love.

Conie Palmer

February 8, 2019

Dear Joyce & Family, Sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom, you were such a good daughter to her. May good memories help you through the coming days. Thinking of you, Love, Connie Palmer & Family

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Biography

Surviving is her son William Rayburn of Rensselaer Falls; a daughter Joyce Rayburn of Heuvelton; five grandchildren Alton Rayburn & his fiancée Ashley Peggs of Morley, Ashley (Randall) Lawton of Morley, Alysse (Rick) Wright of Rensselaer Falls, Kevin (Nichole) Rayburn of Newburgh NY and Katherine Lord of Rochester; twelve great-grandchildren and one unborn great-granddaughter Emma Harriet due in the spring; along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Harriet was predeceased by her husband William Rayburn in 2000; sisters Mary Couglar, Grace Peck and Gladys Cole; two brothers John & George Gilbert and a daughter-in-law Marianne Rayburn.

She was born on June 1, 1924 in N. Gouverneur, a daughter of the late John & Elizabeth (Gibson) Gilbert. She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1943, and later married William H. Rayburn on June 1, 1951.

Harriet owned and operated a dairy farm on County Route 4 with her husband until 1988 when they retired. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, spending time with her family and working on the farm.