Gray went to be with her Lord at 1:39 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from an
aggressive form of brain cancer found only a week ago. Carolyn was born in
Harlan, KY to Lucille and Eugene Knuckles. Carolyn moved to Miller, IN as a
young child and settled into Chesterton, IN, to have her family, where she
spent over 40 years.
behind a beloved and devoted husband, Richard Lee Gray, her adored children
– Jennifer (Brian) Weir-Harden, Matthew (Emily) Gray and Leslie (Shawn)
Axsom. Her precious grandchildren, Leland, Lincoln and Ainsleigh
Weir-Harden, Sullivan and Liam Gray, and Joslyn and baby girl Axsom. As well
as her siblings Candice (Jack) Andolina, Michael Knuckles, Jacki Rodriquez,
and Mitchell Knuckles, and several nieces and nephews.
Carolyn is preceded
in death by her beautiful loving daughter, Leigh Ann Gray. Her parents,
grandparents, her in-laws Robert and Wilma Gray, brother-in-laws Tim Gray
and Ronnie Rodriquez, sister-in-law Micki Knuckles, and many lifelong
Carolyn was a high
school graduate of William A. Wirt High School (Gary, IN) in 1969. The years
following, she worked various jobs, there wasnít anything Carolyn couldnít
do. She met the love of her life and married Rick (Plow) on June 19, 1976,
in their A-frame home. Rick and Carolyn built a strong Christian family,
raising four children including a set of boy/girl twins and resided in the
same home for the last 33 years.
describe Carolyn as a caring, attentive, helpful and passionate person, and
an animal lover. It was evident during the last several years as she would
care for her friendís ailing parents and friends. Carolyn was incredibly
fervent about her children and grandchildren, often visiting them regularly
since she retired as well as spending weeks at their cabin off Patoka Lake.
Most importantly, everyone would know that she had a strong faith as she
would live by example. Carolyn knew one day she was going to heaven to be
reunited with her precious daughter and all of those who passed before her.
Sheíll be missed more than words can express.
will be held from 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at CrossPointe
Christian Church, 114 E. US Hwy. 6, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017, at CrossPointe Christian Church
with funeral procession to follow to Carolynís final resting place which
will be at Chesterton Cemetery, next to her daughter Leigh Ann.
In lieu of flowers,
we ask that you make a donation to CrossPointe Christian Church. Funeral
Service officiated by Lead Minister, Tim Wanless.
the direction of White-Love Funeral Home.