Carolyn "Lynn" E. Thompson Gray
Indianapolis, passed to Heaven on April 3, 2014. Born June 26, 1926 in Asheville, North Carolina to Margaret (Cobb) and Ralph Thompson, she loved her hometown and was proud of her southern heritage. In 1948 she married Carl O. Gray, who was employed at Detroit Diesel Allison as an engineer. They raised two children in Indianapolis and were active at First Presbyterian and later at St. Andrew Presbyterian where she helped found and teach in the pre-school. She enjoyed bridge, bowling, oil painting and water sports but her love was travel. She was able to travel to all the places she really wanted to see on four continents but most of all she loved trips back to her beloved mountains of western North Carolina. In 1982 she and Carl retired to Asheville and later Black Mountain, NC. She rejoined her family church, First Presbyterian, and served as an elder and chairman of Outreach. She had a large circle of friends and an open door to all who enjoyed her hospitality. In 2008 she and Carl returned to Indianapolis to live with their daughter. She is survived by her husband Carl, 97; her daughter, Margaret (Margee) and Steve Boswell; her son William (Bill) and Jane Gray; two nieces, Nancy Jones and Linda Rucker; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Hunter (Grace Riddle), Austin (Elena), and Katie Gray and Matthew (Sara) Boswell, Holly (Tony) Gordon, and Ben Boswell; and three great-grandchildren all of whom will cherish her in their hearts and enjoy many happy memories of her. A memorial service is planned for April 12th at Union Chapel United Methodist, E. 86th St. at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m.
Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.