New York City heiress Kaaren Parker Gray's handwritten will left generous donations to the people who took care of her, including $50,000 each to her hairdresser and manicurist.
Gray, 72, distributed part of her millions to Jenny Kim, a Korean immigrant who had been doing the heiress's nails for years, the New York Daily News
Kim, 60, told the Daily News she was saddened to learn of her long-time client's death of a heart attack on Aug. 24, and was surprised to receive a letter about her inheritance. In her will, Gray left the money to Kim for "her love and devotion."
"I feel good that she remembered me like that – not for the money. She enjoyed having a massage on her hands and legs. She liked it nice and quiet so she could relax," Kim told the newspaper. “She was a nice lady, very kind."
The Daily News said Gray's 10-page will, which was not witnessed, left sums to many people in her life, including her three stepchildren, $10,000 to her housekeeper, $50,000 to her stylist Elie Camara from Frederic Fekkai on Fifth Ave., and $50,000 to "my favorite coat check woman at Fekkai."
Of Camara, Gray wrote, "Forever grateful for his friendship, and perfect hair. $50,000 toward a fabulous car!"
The casual will listed some people without last names, the Daily News reported. Although it's unclear the extent of Gray's fortune, she made about $3 million in bequests in her will, including donations to the Heard Museum of Arizona and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Daily News spoke with the "favorite coat woman," Fabiola Correra, 68, who was stunned to find out about the money Gray left her.
"She loved me a lot, she was so sweet with me, but I don't expect this. For me it was a big surprise," she said.
Questions over the legality of the will have arisen, and the Daily News said it's possible those listed may never see the money, depending on whether other wills exist or family members object to the distributions.
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