Gala C. Mary Waters, age 72, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018, in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was born May 9, 1946, in Ripton, Vermont to Rex Barrows and Vera Hemond. She liked working and spending time with the children at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church where she attended and was a person who would take a stand for all animals. In her spare time, she stayed busy with different types of craft projects.
She is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Ernest Hemond; and 14 siblings.
Gala is survived by 3 children, Scott Densmore, Holly Haire and husband Kevin, and Gail Kimble and fiancée Michael Porter; 3 grandchildren, Wayne, CJ, and Kevin Richard; 1 step-daughter, Liz Synder; 1 son-in-law, Aussie Kimble; long-time friend, Sherry Schwoch; brothers, Wayne Barrows and wife Diane, and Raymond Barrows Sr.; and a gargantuan number of nieces, nephews and extended family.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to: the Chautauqua Nursing Home for the love and care given to Gala, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and Pastor Mahlon LeCroix for their help with services, family and friends, and long-time friend, Nellie Waggoner.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2018, beginning at 2:00 P.M. at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs, Florida with Pastor Mahlon LeCroix officiating. Flowers are being accepted or in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, given to the church to forward to the funeral home or made to go-fund-me at www.gofundme.com/funeral-expenses-for-gala-waters to help with the cremation fee.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home and Crematory.