Funeral services for Harriet F. Rayburn, age 94 formerly of CR 4 Ogdensburg, and Wilson Street in Heuvelton were 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.