WOOSTER Alberta Teddy Gray died at her home on Heyl Road on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. She was born in Big Prairie, Wayne Co., on August 14, 1925, the second child of Wyman S. and Florence (Fetzer) Fry. She attended the McBride one room school house, went to school in Painesville and Willoughby and then came back to Wooster and graduated from Wooster High School in 1943. She married Richard Gray in September of 1945 after he returned from Europe as a paratrooper. After raising her family and relocating her home several times because of her husband s career, she decided to go back to school and get her Practical Nursing degree. She worked as an LPN at the Wayne Co. Care Center for several years. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and was in the Afternoon and Service Circles. She was a Deacon and an Elder, and with her friend, managed the Rummage Sale at the church for many years. She was also a member of the Women s Auxiliary, sewing weekly for the Wooster Community Hospital, and a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary. She was acutely aware of social inequalities and injustices, and worked toward educating and remediating those issues. She was a 4-H advisor and a founding member of Citizens for Responsible Growth. She received the Wayne Co. Democratic Party s Old Hickory Award in 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard, and her brother Jack, who died in the Pacific during WWII. She leaves behind children, Kathie (Mike Richey) Gray of Wooster, John (Peggy) Gray of Shreve, Becky (Bill) Morrison of Limestone, Tennessee and Curt (Teri) Gray of Wooster. Grandchildren, Adrienne (Josh) McCullough of Dayton, Meghan (Sean) Wright of Mt. Vernon and Rachael Gray of Shreve and one great-granddaughter, Georgia of Dayton. Private services will be held at a later date. McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family. Donations in her memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church Women s Association Scholarship Fund, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
First Presbyterian Church Women’s Assoc. Scholarship Fund, 621 College Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
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