Merry Gay Rath, age 53

Lost to gun violence on March 7, 2021 in Philomath, Oregon.

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  • Nickname:
    1 Merry Gay
  • Number of children:
    5 2
  • Personality:
    8 Positive, compassionate, and devoted
  • Occupation:
    2 Independent Hairstylist
  • Workplace:
    2 Hair Salon
  • Schools attended:
  • Comments:
    1 So sorry for your loss. 🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️
    2 We will miss you always. Thank you for your endless love
    3 Thank you, Merry, for your positive, upbeat, happy outlook on life.
    3 Thank you Merry for being my friend, I will miss you so much
    2 I love you cousin. You are a beautiful Soul. You will forever be missed.
    1 Your sweet spirit
    2 I can’t believe you are gone . Your positivity is missed so much.
    4 I will be heartbroken every time I get a haircut for the rest of my life.
    2 I think of you each time I comb my hair that you so expertly took care of. My heart is broken
    3 I love you sister-in-law.. You were an awesome person inside and out..
    3 You touch so many people sister-in-law 💐 I love you
    2 Merry you were loved by so many. I miss your warmth and sense of humor and your wonderful haircuts.
    1 I worked with you years ago and always wanted to be more like you ,Merry 💐
    2 You were the best person I ever knew. The World was such a better place, with you in it.
    1 I loved working with you and am heartbroken

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