Gray, Sarah Sylvina – Obituary

Mrs. G. G. Gray Rites Tuesday

Mrs. G. G. Gray, 84, died at her home in Lower Cove Sunday morning after a long illness.

Sarah Sylvina was born to Merrell and Nancy Jane Jasper Aug. 11, 1855, near Corvallis. She was the second child and eldest daughter of a family of eight. At the age of 13 she moved with her parents to the Grande Ronde valley and settled near the home where she lived her entire married life.

Two years after settling in eastern Oregon, the mother passed on, leaving the responsibilities of the family to Sylvina.

On February 22, 1874, she was married to George Grant Gray who preceded her in death 12 years ago. To this union ten children were born, three of whom preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons and four daughters: George M. and Nathan T. of lower Cove, Joseph T. and Dillie Millering of La Grande, Mrs. Sarah Conley, Mrs. Anna Miller and Mrs. Bessie Childers of Cove. One brother, George M. Jasper of Meridian, Ida.; and aunt, Mrs. Martha Lewis of Portland; 22 grandchildren, besides other relatives also survive.

Mrs. Gray had spent 71 of her 84 years in the Lower Cove neighborhood. She was a member of the Baptist church for more than 30 years.

Funeral services will be held at the Summerville chapel at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday. Rev. Howard Smith of Seattle, an old friend of the family, will conduct the service. Snodgrass Funeral home will have charge of arrangements.

La Grande Evening Observer
Monday, January 8, 1940
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