Wendella (Wendy) Gray passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, in Hayesville, North Carolina.
She was born on November 6, 1940, in San Francisco, California. She married Robert Gray on June 9, 1963, in Petersburg, Indiana.
She was a 1958 graduate of Petersburg High School. As a child, she lived in a number of places including California, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, and Indiana. In 1967, she and Robert moved to Marshfield, Wisconsin, where she was determined to plant roots. She remained there for the next 51 years building a beautiful life for herself and her family. She held various occupations over the years including working in a music store in Evansville, Indiana, and clerking in a Hallmark store in Marshfield, Wisconsin. While raising her family, she worked seasonally at Figi’s Gifts in Marshfield.
Wendy was an active member of the Marshfield community; she volunteered many hours to her family’s activities and organizations. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as a member of the Deacons. Her hobbies included crafting, crocheting, cross-stitching, sewing, reading, and journal writing. She loved solving crossword puzzles, working jigsaw puzzles, and playing games. She enjoyed traveling and square dancing with her husband.
Her greatest pride was her family. She was a loving wife and mother who devoted numerous hours to her children and grandchildren. Her cheerfulness was infectious, and her sweet nature was contagious to everyone she met. Family and friends will miss her dearly.
Surviving are her two children, daughter, Melissa Barnett of Royston, Georgia, and son, Nathan Gray and his wife, Melissa, of Hayesville, North Carolina. Two grandchildren, Natalie Ellen Gray and Cameron Robert Gray of Hayesville, North Carolina, also survive her.
Her husband, Robert, and her parents, Frank Anderson and Ellen Riley Anderson, preceded her in death.
On Monday, July 8, 2019, there will be a visitation from 10 am to 12 pm with a Celebration of Life service to follow at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg, Indiana. Interment will be held at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg after the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Foundation.