Annie Garibay

Annie Pemberton McNeill Garibay, 95, died July 28 on Ocracoke.

Born in Fayetteville, N.C., in 1927, Annie was reared in Stroudsburg, Pa. After graduating high school, she attended and graduated from Dickinson College. It was there that she met David Berner. They married in Camp Hill, PA, and soon moved to Hudson, Ohio, where they raised two daughters.

Annie moved to New York City for six years, where she met Dr. Luis Garibay and with whom she moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, for 17 years until his death.

From there, she moved back to North Carolina working for years in the Foster Grandparents program at Morehead Primary School, for which she received the Governor’s Award. Annie moved to Ocracoke for the last five years of her life, being cared for by family and loving caretakers.

Annie is survived by daughters Miggy (Rex) O’Neal and Laurie (Frankie) Garrish; grandchildren Jenny (Mandi Cochran) Mason, Shane (Emilie) Mason, Annie (Kevin) Pfeuffer, Lacey (Gene) Perry, and Beach O’Neal.

Her great-grandchildren are Dallas Mason, Graydon Pfeuffer, Asher Mason, Vance Mason, Madison Pfeuffer, Essie O’Neal, and Axel and Mila Perry.

She is also survived by nephew Bob (Cathy Dold) Stout, nieces Marcia and Louise Berner and a cousin Sydney McSweeny.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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