She was the best mother to Debbie, John, Jimmy (Kim), Kelly (Elizabeth) and Travis (Heather); a loving grandmother to Jared (Mattie), Jacob (Brandi), Joshua, Kristen, JP, Vanessa, Jessica, Erica, Katelyn, Karmyn, Skylar, Michael, Caleb (Shayna) and Christina; a great grandmother to nine precious great grandchildren along, with many nieces and nephews.
As a young married couple, Jack and Midge danced their way through life, building houses and a family, settling in Skaneateles for over 60 years.
Jack and Midge shared a love for dancing, country music, Elvis, hard work and America. So many memories of Midge’s love, care, laughter and feistiness to cherish. She planted seeds of faith in Jesus Christ in our lives, such a special and unique role model. She loved and had a passion to create and utilized her God given gifts; helping Jack build houses and develop their business, painting landscapes, sewing, creating beautiful indoor spaces and outdoor gardening, baking intricate wedding cakes, blue ribbon pies and sugar cookies, celebrating each and every holiday with decorating and making special dishes, Christmas a favorite.
Midge had a great love for babies, a special affinity for horses, especially Tinker and Susie. Midge never said no to a good cup of coffee with a sweet treat and loved anything the color of lavender. She enjoyed scenic riding adventures, trips to Disney, enjoying sunsets, deer and turkey on beautiful Skaneateles Lake.
We want to express a special thank you to all of mom‘s caregivers, who so lovingly cared for mom in her home; Vera, Linda, Lisa, Kathy, Regina, Jessica, Jen and Anna. A thank you to the team at Hospice CNY also.
In lieu of flowers, Midge would say eat something sweet, make the stop, take a moment to value family and friendships, dance like no one is watching, love Jesus and America with all your heart, make amends, never forget the importance of forgiveness and the power behind by the name of Jesus.
A donation may be made in Midge’s name to SAVES, or Skaneateles First Presbyterian Church, or Hospice CNY.
A celebration of life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, 97 East Genesee Street at 10 AM, on Wednesday, March 1. Private burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles.
A remembrance reception will immediately follow the service, at The Lodge (previous Welch Allyn) 4355 State Street, Skaneateles Falls 13152.
To send condolences, visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.