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Dr. C. Lucien Gray

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Gray, Dr. C. Lucien, 91, passed away September 24, 2013. He was born Nov 11, 1921 in McPherson, KS to Betty Marie Gray and C. Lucien Gray. Dr. C. Lucien Gray graduated from Kansas University and Kansas University Medical School. He interned in Syracuse, New York. Upon completion he was highly recommended and accepted into prestigious Iowa University. Dr. Gray served as a Captain and medical doctor in World War II stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He began his illustrious career as an ear, nose and throat surgeon and practitioner in Wichita, KS in 1948. Over his long career he was noted for inventing several medical tools. For decades he made house calls to his patient's homes. He practiced medicine for 42 years until his retirement in 1990 at the age of 78. Dr. Gray taught his children to love, appreciate and protect nature. He loved teaching them to shoot, hunt, fish, water ski and to enjoy the great outdoors. He volunteered many years for the YMCA selling Christmas trees. Dr. Gray had four children by his first wife, Katherine Green Gray (deceased 1990); C. Lucien Gray, III (deceased 2010), Dorothy Gray (Wichita), Mark Gray (Overland Park, KS) and John Gray (Paola, KS). In 1971, he married Betty Marie Arnold and they moved to Valley Center, KS. He is survived by his wife, Betty Gray (Valley Center, KS), her son, Mark Arnold (Wichita), six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Share tributes online at: www.dlwichita.com

Published in The Wichita Eagle from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2013
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