Sue Darby Gaston

Obituary Notice

Sue Darby Gaston, of Little Rock, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2005, with her family at her side. She is preceded in death by her parents William Edson Darby and Maurine McVicar Darby. She attended Little Rock High School and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a BSE degree. She was affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Sue was president of the Little Rock Boys and Girls Club women's auxiliary, Arkansas Children's Hospital auxiliary, CARTI auxiliary and served as a Trustee of the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. She was currently a member of the Voluntary Board of the Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging. She was also very involved with her sorority, assisting in the colonizing of the chapter at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and served as both rush advisor and chapter advisor. At the Fayetteville chapter she served as the board president, and rush advisor for several years. She served on the national level as providence director of chapters in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.

    Sue is survived by her husband James E. Gaston of Little Rock, daughter Maurine J. Gaston of Little Rock, sons James Edward Gaston and wife Rebecca of Little Rock, William Edson Gaston and wife Cherie of Little Rock, and Richard Darby Gaston and wife Carrie of Stuttgart, sisters Lucette White and husband Harold of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Pheobe Norman of Little Rock, and Anne Kocinski and husband Jerry of Little Rock. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Courtney, Margot, Phillip, Margaret, Sarah, William, Richard and Daniel.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at St. James United Methodist Church officiated by Reverend John Miles, Reverend Kirk Bogan and Reverend Fred Haustein A reception at the Fellowship Hall will follow services. Services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

    The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to The Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, Hope Lodge, or St. James United Methodist Church. 

    The family would also like to thank the people with Arkansas Hospice for their wonderful love and care.

Register Book

  • Cecil and Betty Kellum 
    El Dorado,Arkansas
  • Barbara Halford 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Sue (aka Mrs. Gaston) was a great lady and mother. I have fond memories of Sue and Jim opening their home to friends of the boys (James and William). Thanks Sue and Jim for being there.
    Tim D. Jones 
    Atlanta, Georgia 
  • Jim and Children, We are thinking of you, as you celebrate the life of Sue.
    Hunter and Grace Breshears
    Ames, Iowa 
  • Joe and Pat Dempsey 
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Jim and family, I am so sorry about Sue's passing. She was always so sweet and kind every time I would see her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Sue (Larzelere) Hurt 
    Jonesboro, Arkansas 
    Email: SusanH
  • I would like to express my appreciation to Mrs. Gaston for her help in establishing the Epsilon Theta chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma on the UALR campus in l963. It was a wonderful experience for a freshman, like myself and my friends, to have the experience of pledging Kappa and having the wonderful alums to assist us in our chapter growth. Years have passed and the seeds of love and charity that were planted many years ago have grown to produce productive mature women with many virtues Mrs. Gaston demonstrated in her life as she generously supported our young chapter. She will be missed.
    Nancy Biery Henderson
    Wooster, Arkansas 
  • Joan Ryan 
    PHUMC, Cancer Friends
    Little Rock, Arkansas 
  • Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of this remarkable woman. The Arkansas Society, Daughters of the American Revolution will miss Sue's talents and effervescent personality. It was truly a pleasure to have Sue as an Arkansas Daughter.
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    Arkansas Society