Louis E. Gray
{ "" }
Share Louis's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share

December 27, 1925 ~ June 12, 2015

Louis E. Gray, 89, passed away in Vancouver, WA on June 12, 2015. He was born on Dec. 27, 1925 in Lime, CO and raised in Pueblo, CO. Louis graduated from the Battle Ground High School, class of 1944.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
On Aug. 25, 1946, Louis married Virginia Shoemaker.
He received his BA degree from the University of Portland. Louis retired after many years from Kenton machine works.
His love was flying. Louis was a member of the American Legion Smith-Reynolds Post, the Al Kader Shrine, and the First Baptist Church in Vancouver.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Vancouver, WA; son, Stanley Gray (Carol) of Vancouver WA; daughters, Juanita Carlson (Steve) of White Salmon, WA, Katherine Prew (George) of Gig Harbor, WA, and Lisa Skaist (Howard) of Portland, OR; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Davies Cremation & Burial Services.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Columbian on Jun. 21, 2015.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
4 entries
July 2, 2015
Nita (Steve),Stan, Kathy (George) and Lisa so sorry to here my Dad Gray has gone to heaven to be with my family but he will make them laugh as he did me. Those almost 3 days at the house kept me in stitches as I had not laughed in a long time it was like going back in time having Mom and Dad waiting for us at the door and a surprise of Nita taking time to be there, such a jam packed weekend I will never forget anything from the last visit and my phone calls, Dad always knew it was me without saying anything, it was "how are things in "Eugene" always kept me to himself saying Mom was sleeping. We all had many good years together and many more to come. I missed not being able to call him Fathers Day. You all know how much you mean to me and hope you got my cards. And a card back from Mom which was special. Love your other Sis, Debbie
Debbie Butler
June 21, 2015
Virginia,Nita,Stan,Kathy & Lisa, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am that I didn't "follow up" with my thoughts of seeing all of you before something like this happens. The last time I saw any of you was at my Dads funeral. I love your Family as much now as I did growing up with you guys even though so many years have passed without any contact. Your family is part of my family, forever. Please let us know when your planning to gather.....I love and miss all of you.
Karen Trenda Wells.
June 21, 2015
So sorry Virginia and family. I remember him as such a cheerful and positive person when he occasionally joined our group of "46ers" Kaye Shattuck
June 21, 2015
our sincere condolences to the entire Gray family . Had some great times flying with Lou and Stan. He was a great pilot.I enjoyed always talking to him He was a wonderful person to have met and know over the years ,Respectfully Bruce and Kathy Barker
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences