Madeline Ruth Gifford

Mrs. Gifford

Madeline Ruth Gifford, age 81, passed away December 31, 2018, at home in Payson, Arizona. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold W. Gifford; her parents, Eugene and Helen Hayes; and her brother, John Hayes.

Born and raised in Gloversville, NY, Madeline worked hard all her life in various factories around the area. She enjoyed traveling and among other travels, had the opportunity to go to England and France, a highlight in her life. She loved her dogs and would never turn down ice cream, especially strawberry. An avid crocheter, she made many a hat, afghan, and doll, winning first place with a crocheted doll in the Northern Gila County Fair in September of 2015. Family poker night was a favorite event and she enjoyed making her own greeting cards. In her long life she remembered the frenzy in the streets of Gloversville when World War II was declared over, saw man land on the moon, and saw her children grow to be adults and raise their own families.

A loving mother, she is survived by her children and their extended families: Connie Cockrell of Payson AZ, Kim Enwright of Springfield, MO, Tom Gifford, Don Gifford, Steve Gifford and Vaughn Gifford, all of Northville NY.

Madeline will have a celebration of life at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., Northville, NY. Visitation will be January 11, 2019, from noon until 1 p.m. Her service will be at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remember Madeline by donating to the National Kidney Foundation at https://www.kidney.org/.