Sue Darby Gaston
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
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, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
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.
- Cecil and Betty Kellum
- 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
- Jim and Children, We are thinking of you, as you celebrate the life of
Hunter and Grace Breshears
- 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
Sue (Larzelere) Hurt
Email: SusanH firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Nancy Biery Henderson
- 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