CUMBERLAND Stacey Diane Blubaugh, 45, of Cumberland, died at her home on Thursday, July 6, 2017, as the result of an accidental fall.
Born March 13, 1972, she was the loving daughter of Jane Mallow Harper, of Frostburg. Her father was the late Robert W. Blubaugh formerly of Mount Savage. Stacey was also the granddaughter of maternal grandparents, Guy and Ruth Mallow of Frostburg, and paternal grandparents, William and Blanche Blubaugh of Mount Savage, (all grandparents were deceased).
Stacey is survived by the loves and lights of her life; sons, Cory Frazier, Cumberland, Kyle Jackson and Kristopher Jackson, Morgantown, W.Va., (and Cumberland); daughter, Chloe Jackson, Cumberland; and by grandsons, Caius Frazier and Kaysen Yutzy. She is also survived by her mother, Jane Harper and husband, Boyd; her sister, Sarah Blubaugh Morgan and husband, TJ and their children, Kamden and Ava, Barton; brothers, Matt Stevenson and wife, Jamie and their son, Jasper, Frostburg, Rick Stevenson and wife, Jackie and their children, Lakyn and Brooks, LaVale, Josh Harper, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jarrod Harper, Frostburg and Jacksonville, Fla. Stacey is also survived by loving uncles, aunts, and cousins; and many, many lifelong and recent close friends.
Stacey deeply loved and treasured her children, her grandchildren, her family and friends, more than any words can ever express, and all are deeply saddened at her passing.
Stacey was a member of Beall High School class of 1990 and while in high school attended the Barbizon School of Modeling, Altoona, Pa. Stacey graduated from the Wilma Boyd School of Travel, Pittsburgh, Pa.,, in 1992, and after graduating, resided in Pittsburgh for a short time. She also resided in Morgantown, for a number of years, and for the past 17 years, resided in Cumberland. She also attended Allegany College, Cumberland. She was currently employed at Rocky Gap Resort, Cumberland, and many also knew her for her years being employed at the Baltimore Street Grill, Cumberland.
Stacey was a vibrant, beautiful, caring, fun, spirited, and intelligent young woman with a heart as big as Texas. She loved life, and loved to laugh. As a young child living in Texas, her father nicknamed her his "Yellow Rose of Texas" for her bright blond hair. She was a person who accepted everyone with open arms, loved deeply, and kept her bright smile even when she was saddened by live, circumstance and disappointment. She pushed on through the hard times, and basked in the good times. The impact she left on all who knew and loved her, is forever a part of their lives, and her memory will live on forever in the lives of her children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Stacey found true enjoyment in life, as well-read, and expressed her joy and sorrow eloquently in words she wrote and spoke. She loved spending time with family and friends, and aspired to always try to be a better person today, than she was yesterday. For all who knew and loved Stacey, Life will be very difficult without her, especially for her four amazing children. She would not want anyone to grieve too long, or get too lost in that grief in their lives going forward. She would want us to cherish the many happy memories we each shared with her, not dwell on the bad times but learn from them; and feel her presence which will always be with us even though she is gone. She would want us to celebrate her life, find strength in the things she taught us and shared with us, and always remember she will live on and in our hearts and memories, forever and ever.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 3 to 6 pm.
A celebration of life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ken Rafferty officiating.
Following the services, Stacey will be cremated in accordance with her wishes.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to GoFundMe, Jane Mallow Harper, Staceys Funeral and Memorial Fund.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 8, 2017