Mary Gray Reida

May 11, 2014

1939 — 2014

WAYNESVILLE — Mary Gray Reida, 74, of Mosa Drive, left to continue her spiritual journey Sunday May 4, 2014, at St. Joseph Campus.

Mary was a native of Calvert County, Maryland, and had resided in Haywood County since 2000. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Zachariah and Lillian Bowen Gray.  Mary retired with 20 years’ service with the state of Maryland as an abused person program counselor.  She enjoyed reading, painting in watercolor and quilting.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Larry Reida; a stepson, Steven Reida, of Bozeman, Montana. and a sister-in-law, Linda Reida of Lake View, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home.  A gathering of friends will be one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building One, Asheville, NC 28801 or SARGE’S Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 854, Waynesville, NC 28786.

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