Services for Edgar E. Gray,
81, of Nampa, Route 1, who died in Nampa Monday, Jan. 31, from
natural causes, will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Friday at the
Alsip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. R.W. Carpenter, pastor of
the North Nampa Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
He was born May 4, 1901, at Paden, Okla. He was reared
and educated in Oklahoma. He worked in a wholesale grocery
business in Prague, Okla. He served as chief of police for
Prague, Okla., for 12 years. He married Opal McElvany in
1920. He later moved to Oregon and then to Idaho. He was
elected Constable at Nampa in 1950. He worked for several
years with the Canyon County Sheriffs Department. He later
moved to Lancaster, Calif., where he became a security officer
for Convair, a division of General Dynamics. He also worked
for N.A.S.A. on the X-15 in preparation for the space program.
He later returned to Nampa where he did carpentry work. He
was married to Julia
Hofland in 1979 at Nampa where they made their home.
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Edgar Keith
Gray, Houston, Texas, and Jimmie L. Gray, Oklahoma City,
Okla.; one daughter, Kathleen Gray Ogburn, Meeker, Okla.;
two step-daughters, Cecilia Pannell, Plummer, Idaho,
and Eva Mark, Edmonds, Wash.; one step-son, Curtis Hofland,
Tacoma, Wash.; one brother and his wife, Earl and Bernice
Gray, Meridian; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hurn, Mrs. Bernice
Diehm, and Mrs. Clara Seaman, all of Nampa; one sister-in-law,
Mrs. Myrtle Gray, Nampa; eight grandchildren, eight
step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and
He was preceded in death by three brothers and four