Camilla J. "Cam" Gray, 86 of Linden, PA., passed away on May 13 at the
Gatehouse in Williamsport with her Daughter Debbie by her side. Born in
Mount Vernon, N.Y., October 11, 1933 she was the daughter of the late
Laylon L. Cupp and Cora (Van Horn) Cupp. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband Carl whom she married on May 7,
1954, her two brothers Lee and Joe Cupp and one sister Patricia Tanner.
Cam is survived by her daughter Debbie, her husband Dave of Linden,
Grandson Jordan and his wife Kim of Linden, Great grandsons Tristan and
Gavin Ritter, and sister-in-law Sheila Cupp of Bethesda, Md. Cam, who
was a member of the Wildwood Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, loved
her God, Jehovah very much and she dedicated her life to him in her
early teens and had served him faithfully ever since. She loved studying
the Bible with family and others, obeying Bible principles throughout
her life. Even late in her life she was out in the ministry teaching
others about the Bible and the resurrection hope that she and Carl
Cam was an amazing business woman, owning and operating her own
business, Cam's Rugs, for 46 years with Carl's help. Taught how to make
braided rugs the old fashioned way, she hand braided rugs using Woolrich
wool. She was also taught how to weave rugs by her daughter Debbie, and
then made thousands of woven "rag rugs". Her rugs were sold in stores
all across the United States, as well as Europe, Japan and Australia.
Many celebrities have purchased her rugs such as Fred Willard, Peter
Marshall, Goldie Hawn, Lee Strasburg and Burt Reynolds to name a few.
She loved to design and work with clients in person and on the phone.
She and her rugs were also well known near and far at many craft shows,
even winning a trophy at the BBQ festival in Lexington N.C.
Cam loved to cook and bake and made the best melt-in-your-mouth pies.
She also loved helping her daughter, Debbie in her business, In A Jam,
as she was the one who taught her how to make jam. She loved stuffing
cucumbers to make pickles, "anything to help Debbie" she would say. But
she truly loved her family most of all. She and Carl, they were very
giving to anyone and their door was always open to anybody. Services
will be private. www.Fritzfuneralhome.com.
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