Helenrae L. Galbraith, 72, of Tanglewood Manor, 560 Fairmount Ave. W.E., Jamestown passed away at 5:45 a.m., Thursday (March 14, 2013) in the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.
An area resident for most of her life, she was born Aug. 10, 1940, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Burton E. and Charlotte E. Tranmer Williams.
She was a graduate of Mayville Central School and was a waitress for Davidson's Family Restaurant for 15 years.
Helenrae L. Galbraith
She will be remembered as one who loved animals and one who loved to spend time doing ceramics.
Surviving are three daughters, Rene (Dennis) Lilly of Bemus Point, N.Y., Kelly (Robert) Patterson of Jamestown, Stacey (Steven) Grundstrom of Celoron, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Galbraith; and her loving sister, Sandra (Clyde) James.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 17 in the Lind Funeral Home. Pastor Warren VanDewark of the Watts Flats United Methodist Church officiated. Inurnment was with her sister in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Ashville, N.Y. Friends were received for one hour prior to the service on Saturday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Watts Flats United Methodist Church, Blockville-Watts Flats Rd., Ashville, N.Y. 14710 or to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
Light a candle in remembrance of Helenrae at www.lindfuneralhome.com.