Marion E. Gray
Marion was born April 8, 1934 in Chehalis, WA to Minnie and Melvie Lowry. She is preceded in death by her husband, Major Gray, her parents and sister, Mildred Enger, Daughter-in-law, Sandee Gray and son-in-law Dave Barlow. She is survived by her 5 children Sue Barlow, Linda (Andy) Styger, Wayne (Pia) Gray, Ken Gray (Kristen Sabin), and Darrell Gray. She is remembered as 'Gram' to grandchildren, Candace and Matt Barlow, Samantha, Sheena & Shane Styger, Connor, Blake, Austin, Kyle, Darren, Rachel, Rylie and Easton Gray, and great grand children Devin and Caitlin Loftus.
She grew up on Newaukum Hill on the family farm in the house her father built. As a girl she loved riding her horse and was active in 4-H. She graduated Top Ten from WF West high school class of 1952. She loved to dance as a young woman and met her husband at a dance in Olympia. He was a soldier at Fort Lewis from Louisiana. They married on Halloween 1952 as he had a 3 day pass. After his discharge they moved to Louisiana where their first child was born 2 years later. Then relocating to Washington state 6 months after the baby was born. They settled on the family farm on Newaukum Hill. Four more children came long as she helped with life on the farm. She baled hay, cooked dinners, canned produce from huge gardens and hosted church and family gatherings. Marion loved to travel and she enjoyed road trips to visit family all over the US especially Louisiana and Alaska.
A family and friends gathering in her memory will be at a later date.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure" - unknown
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