Flo Beth Jackson Grubb

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Arden~ Flo Beth Jackson Grubb, of Arbor Terrace died on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at her residence. Beth was born on June 10, 1925 near Mountain View, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Hosea Monroe Jackson and Florence Mae Killough Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alexander Grubb, by her brother, Don Jackson, and by two sisters, Norma Jean Smith and Dorothy Allen Jackson. Mrs. Grubb was an Occupational Therapist specializing in Hand Therapy. After graduating with Distinction from San Jose State University in 1977, she practiced as a Hand Therapist in Charlotte and at Asheville Orthopedics in Asheville. She was an active member of First Baptist Church Asheville where she taught children in Sunday School, participated in Senior Adult Ministry, and supported mission and outreach programs. Beth is survived by daughters Kathy Spencer of Asheville, and Janel Craig and husband Dean of Terra Bella, California, and by a sister, Judy Groth and husband Dennis, of Napa, California. She was beloved "Gubby" to grandchildren Amy Angle and husband Jim of Porterville, CA, Steven Parnell and wife Tracy of Bakersfield, CA, Jesica Hansen and husband Joe of Bakersfield, CA, Megan Spencer of New York, NY, and Catelyn Spencer of Brooklyn, NY; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Asheville, led by Rev. Guy Sayles, Rev. Richard Walker, and Rev. Eddie Morgan. The family will greet friends at the close of the service. Gifts in Beth's memory may be made to First Baptist Church Asheville, 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Care Partners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813 or to the charity of one's choice. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Dear Kathy & Family,
    This is such a great loss to you and the friends who loved Beth.
    I am so grateful for the time I was allowed to spend with this great lady. She no longer has to worry about her parents. Not only is she having a party with them, she’s in a place of Paradise where disease is unheard of and will never be.
    Kathy, thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Arbor Terrace. Please continue to do so.
    Beth will always remain in my heart as one of the dearest residents I have ever been priviledged to love and care for.
    May God’s arms wrap tightly around all of you during this time and the days to come.
    Love and Prayers,

  2. Just wanted to let my mother, Janel Craig, Gubby’s daughter, know that even though I am not attending the services for Gubby, I am there for you in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you. One of my fondest memories about my grandmother was when she lived in Santa Clara, CA. We used to always want to listen to Free to Be You and Me. We considered that Gubby’s song. I think we wore that record out. And I believe Amy has it now. I can vividly remember the week I spent with her in Charlotte after I graduated from 8th grade. I can remember her taking me to her office and putting my hand in the hot wax that she used for her Occupational Therapist profession. Of course there’s more memories. One thing I know for sure is that she is with Granddaddy and he is looking down on us all at this time…just as he has our entire lives.

  3. Kathy,
    My sympathy goes to you and your sister in the loss of your mother. You were so faithful in loving and caring for her. I know she was a wonderful person and a faithful christian because I see those characteristics in you. I believe she is in presence of our heavenly Father.

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