RUTH EVELYN ADAMS GRAY ROCKFORD - Ruth Evelyn Adams Gray, a long time resident of Rockford, IL, died at home surrounded by loved ones Monday, September 30, 2013, in Corpus Christi, TX. Ruth was born June 27, 1918, in Bridgeport, CT. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Donald L. Gray. Ruth worked for the Rockford Public Schools for many years. She was a member of the Rockford Board of Education Retired Secretaries. For many years until her passing, Ruth was the oldest living member of Bethesda Covenant Church, Rockford, IL. She is survived by children, Jonathan Loomis (Suzanne) Gray of Indianapolis, IN, Keith Nichols (Carol) Gray of Marietta, GA, Marcia Jean Gray (Larry) Pilbin of Corpus Christi, TX, and Elise Anne Gray (Keith) Hoaglund of Round Rock, TX; nine beloved grandchildren, Ander (Rachel), Paul (Sara) and Scott (Mandy) Hoaglund, Jason (Barbara) and Ron (Jeanine) Pilbin, Stacie (Chris) Hudson, Stuart (Teal), Alison, and Charles (Sara) Gray; twelve beloved great-grandchildren; her brother, John W. Adams, Jr. of Lake Sunapee, NH; and four nieces and nephews. A family graveside service and inurnment with her husband will be held in Rockford at the Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61104. Arrangements by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Ltd. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2013