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Information for Edgar Ellis Gray

4 May, 1901 - 31 January, 1983

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Edgar Gray

    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 nephews.
    He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.


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