ILWACO - llwaco resident Carolyn Ruth Gray died March 4, 2003 at home after a long battle with cancer. She was 62 years old. Born in Driscoll, ND on Jan. 12, 1939 she was the daughter of Earl and Margaret (Thayer) Baker.

She moved to Portland, Ore., with her family as a young child and attended the local schools. Nearly 30 years ago she moved from Portland to the Long Beach Peninsula where she worked in a local bank until her health forced her to retire. In 1982 she married Roy C. Gray and they made their home in Ilwaco.

Her hobbies included sewing, crochet and gardening. She enjoyed time spent with her family and especially her grandchildren. In past years she and her husband had traveled in their motorhome and enjoyed trips to Arizona.

Preceded in death by one brother and one sister, she is survived by her husband Roy at the family home in Ilwaco; daughters Sheridan Kryck of Aloha, Ore., and Kathleen Burger of Bremerton; a son Tracy Madson of San Jose, Calif.; three step-sons, Rick Gray of Long Beach, and Larry and Terry Gray of Ketchikan, Alaska; sisters Meriwyn Holmes of McMinnville, Ore., Clara Brown and Darlene Gaither of Mesa, Ariz., and Barbara Taylor of Ocean Park; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private cremation has been held. At her request no public service is scheduled. Memorial donations may be made to Harbor Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 716, Ilwaco, WA 98624. Arrangements by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach, WA.

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