Michele Gould "Mickey" Murray, 62, of 1322 Newland Avenue in Jamestown passed away at 8:10 a.m. Saturday (April 28, 2012) in the emergency room of W.C.A. Hospital.
A lifelong area resident she was born June 18, 1949 in Jamestown, N.Y., the second daughter and fourth child of the late Frank J. and Mina Jane Gould Gould, Jr.
She was a 1967 graduate of Jamestown High School.
Michele Gould Murray
Michele was currently employed at the Athenaeum Hotel on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution, where she was the special function manager and wedding coordinator. She has been employed at Chautauqua for the past 18 years, and she dearly loved spending time and working at the Institution.
She was a member of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Viking Lodge.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, companion and friend who was devoted to her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also an avid reader, a talented artist, and enjoyed gardening around her back yard pond at her home.
Surviving are two daughters, Laurel M. (Donald) Dalrymple of Del Rio, Texas and Sarah E. (David) Heald of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Dakota Kuczenski of Lincolnton, N.C., Sutton Dalrymple of Del Rio, Texas and Dayton Downey and Slade Downey both of Jamestown; three brothers, Frank J. "Jay" Gould, III of Blockville, N.Y., Scott P. (Mary Bosek) Gould of Jamestown and Joel W. Gould of Rock Hill, S.C.; a sister, Janette Gould Martin of Grand Junction, Colo.; and her companion of many years. Randall J. Lawson of Jamestown. She was also a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews including Dustin, Mikinna, and Caleb Martin.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Ransford R. Gould and two sisters Jacqueline Gould Johnson and Suzanne Gould.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, May 1 in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Director of Chautauqua Institution Department of Religion, officiated. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 30 in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua Institution, P.O. Box 66, Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722 or to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, N.Y. 14750. You may light a candle in remembrance of "Mickey" at www.lindfuneralhome.com.