Rachel Susan Garey Haas, 66, passed away on December 11, 2021, at Catawba Valley Medical Center due to complications from cancer. Rachel was born on April 3, 1955, in St. Albans, VT, to Paul Garey and Hilda Cross Garey. Rachel was a graduate of Bellows Free Academy and earned a bachelor's degree in missions from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN. She worked in the alterations department of Quality Cleaners and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hickory, NC, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.
Rachel is survived by Daniel Parks Haas, her husband of over 22 years, four step-sons, Jonathan Haas (Shasta) of Granite Falls, Benjamin Haas (Amanda) of Durham, Philip Haas (Rebekah) of Richmond, VA, and Stephen Haas (Amy) of Cherryville, and 12 grandchildren: Dayton, Ella, Gideon, Judy Ann, Diane, Evan, Mackenzie, Rowan, Judah, Alexander, Rose, and Callum. She loved each of them with an unconditional mother’s love.
Rachel is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Kathleen Button, a brother, Colin Garey, and a brother-in-law, Nick Flora. She is also survived by two sisters, Beryl Champagne-Flora of Swanton, VT and Roberta Garey of St. Albans, VT; three brothers, Brian Garey (Wendy) of Fairfax, VT, Alan Garey (Suzette) of Milton, VT, and Douglas Garey (Paula) of Fairfax, VT; a brother-in-law, Herb Button of Highgate, VT; four sister-in-laws, Janet Hooks (Chuck) of Hamill, IL, Debra Solanick (Gary) of Lenoir, Wanda Dula (Jerry) of Lenoir, and Linda Aulds (Billy) of Lexington, SC; and many nieces and nephews. Her friends and family will fondly remember Rachel’s frequent bursts of joy, her heartfelt concern for others, and her faithful service of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Rachel on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Northside Baptist Church, 1321 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, Vermont 05478.
Memorial gifts may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1485, Hickory, NC 28603.
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