Maybelle Elizabeth (Coburn) Gregory passed away at her home on September 13, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Maybelle, the daughter of Francis and Beulah Coburn, was born on September 13, 1939, in Ellenburgh Depot. Her family relocated to Witherbee, New York in 1946. Maybelle graduated from Mineville High School in 1957. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz. Maybelle returned home after college to begin her teaching career as an art teacher at Mineville High School. Maybelle taught art for 35 years, she touched countless lives and inspired many future artists during her career. She was a gifted artist and crafter, she loved to travel, sit on her deck and look at the lake, she was a devoted Christian and most of all she was dedicated to her family and friends.
Maybelle married the love of her life, Dawn Baker Gregory, on July 14, 1961. Together they owned and operated Gregory’s Hilltop Store for many years. She was predeceased by Dawn on April 8, 1994. Maybelle is also predeceased by her parents and siblings; Frank and Beulah Coburn; brothers: Lloyd, Ephrim and Bernard Coburn and her sister Rita Mitchell. In addition, Maybelle was predeceased by an infant grandson, Michael Dawn Gregory.
Maybelle is survived by her children: Dawn Curtis (Darla) Gregory; Todd (Chastity) Gregory; and Michelle (James “Dan”) Diehl all of Port Henry. Maybelle leaves behind her grandchildren: Dawn Christopher Gregory; Margot Gregory (Nick Borek) Paul, Crystal and April Frye; Dustin (Sam) Boyea; Jenna (Dave) Kolodzey; Taylor Gregory; Todd Gregory Jr.; Brittany (Mike) Ritz; Jamie (Brad) Davis; Sarah Diehl (Jason Drake); Samantha Diehl (Caroline Kobierowski); Rebeca (Kyle) Houchins; and Matthew Diehl. Maybelle was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by many great grandchildren who she adored spending time with, she was never happier than when she was holding a baby in her arms!
There will be a service at the Mount Moriah Presbetrian Church in Port Henry on Tuesday September 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church.