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July 3, 1928 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
Louise Gray, 95, passed to eternal rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior on October 6, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born July 3, 1928 in Oklahoma City to Carl and Angie Meyer. Her first home was near Minco, Oklahoma where her father farmed on family land. At age 9, the family moved to Tuttle, Oklahoma where her father purchased his own farm. His success at farming during the Dust Bowl and Depression years attests to his farming ability and hard work. Louise attended Bridge Creek School near Blanchard, Oklahoma and graduated from Tuttle High School where she played baseball and was a member of the cheer team. After graduation, Louise moved to a boarding house in Oklahoma City and began attending business school. Later in life, she loved telling stories about the adventures with her boarding house roommates, and those friendships lasted many years. While living in the boarding house Louise met her future husband, Roy Gray who was living in a local men’s boarding house. They were married in Oklahoma City in 1950 and immediately moved to Fort Worth. Six years later and after the addition of 2 children, the young family moved to Amarillo and added their third child. But Louise was a practiced mother and housewife with more to give, and in 1969, Roy and Louise became foster parents for the High Plains Childrens Home. She cared for newborn babies until they could be placed for adoption. The county also enlisted her nurturing skills for toddlers removed from troubled homes. Louise and Roy fell in love with one of the little girls, decided to adopt her and made her a permanent member of the family. Louise was a long-time active member of the Southwest Church of Christ in Amarillo. She enjoyed watching her vegetable garden grow, and she was an avid crossword puzzler. Louise was predeceased by her husband, Roy, her parents, and two brothers, Carl, Jr. and Melvin. Louise is survived by two daughters, Pam Robbins (Gary) of Ohio, and Barbara Ashley (Edward) of Nevada, and two sons, Roy, Jr. (K. Lee) and Glen (Renee) of Texas, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held in Amarillo. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the High Plains Childrens Home: www.hpch.org.