Gray, Ernest Merrill – Obituary

Former Union County resident, Ernest M. Gray, 84, of Woodburn, died Thursday at a hospital in Oregon City.

Mr. Gray was born March 18, 1903, in Lower Cove to George M. and Mary (Miller) Gray. He married Nellie Lemon on May 28, 1921, in La Grande.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Mrs. Everett (Muriel) Ellis, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Ed (Darlene) O’Mahundro [sic – O’Mohundro], Silverton; sisters, Mrs. Eudelle Olson and Mrs. Othella Purvine, both of Milwaukie; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; aunt Mrs. Eugene (Dillie) Millering, La Grande, three nieces and a nephew.

Mr. Gray had 37 first cousins, of whom 21 are still living. Several still live in Union County.

A brother, Hughes Gray, died earlier.

The funeral will be held Monday at the Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Contributions in Mr. Gray’s memory can be made to the People’s Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr., N.E. Salem 97301.

The Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Saturday, January 2, 1988
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