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Lois Gray, 89, died Monday, February 4, 2013. Lois was born December 10, 1923, to Mary Jane and Weaver Leak. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940, and continued her education at Capital City Business College. Lois married Richard F. Gray in 1941. When Richard went to the Navy, Lois worked at the ordinance plant in Ankeny in the manufacture of munitions. After WW II, she and Richard welcomed two children. Lois worked at Equitable Insurance for 22 years. After that, she was an associate for the Des Moines Public Schools for twelve years.
Lois is survived by her daughters, Joyce G. (David) McSorley, Gloria Gray; grandchildren, Emily (Dan) Tripp, Beth (Taylor) Webb; great-grandchildren, Olivia Webb, Penelope Webb and Thurston Tripp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gray, parents and siblings.
Lois' family will be holding a private family service at Central Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Children and Families of Iowa in memory of Lois.
Online condolences may be sent to www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2013