May 25,2022 Carolyn J. Gray
Carolyn J. Gray, of Prescott, Iowa entered eternal rest Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at EveryStep Hospice House in Creston, Iowa at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 14 days. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. Rev. Tim Maxa will officiate. Family will receive friends 12 Noon – 1 PM on Wednesday, prior to the service. Open visitation will be 2-6 PM, Tuesday and 9:30 -1:00 on Wednesday at the funeral home. Carolyn will be laid to rest in the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Stringtown Church and/or the Prescott Volunteer Fire Department. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Carolyn Joan Gray was born in Sumner, Nebraska on September 4, 1937, the daughter of Alvy Merle and Esther Lucille (Kandler) Johnson. Carolyn was united in marriage to Paul Charles Gray on January 14, 1956 in Red Oak, Iowa. The couple was blessed with the birth of 3 sons: Steve, Tim and Tom. Carolyn was a stay-at-home mother and homemaker to her family. Her greatest pride and joy were her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She loved a well-groomed lawn, tending to her flowers and watching birds. Carolyn also loved to drive around the countryside looking at the crops. She enjoyed many bus trips with her friends and music jams, in her younger years. Carolyn had a strong faith and was a long-time member of the Stringtown Church. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Parkinson Post in Lenox for many years.
Preceding Carolyn in death was her husband, Paul Gray; her parents; a brother, Duane and a sister, Sherry.
Carolyn is survived by her 3 sons: Steve (wife Beth) Gray of Mesa, Arizona; Tim (wife Pam) Gray of Creston, Iowa and Tom (wife Tracey) Gray of Prescott, Iowa; 12 grandchildren: Jacquie (Jayrd) Merritt, Jeremy (Jessica) Gray, Lucas (Mariah) Gray, Mitch Gray, Maggie Stuart, Courtney Gray, Matt Gray, Jenny (George) Gray-Scroggie, Josie Gray, Miranda Gray, Mark Gray and Michael Gray; 11 great-grandchildren: Miles Gray, McCoy Gray, Jaxon Gray, Maverick Gray, Presley Merritt, Asher Merritt, Mackenzie Gray, Zayne Gray, Hudson Murphy, Briggs Murphy and Avery Stuart; her sister-in-law, Joann Gray of Villisca, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Carolyn will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn.