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Services Saturday for Carolyn Elizabeth Gray

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Carolyn Elizabeth 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.

Carolyn leaves 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 friends.

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.

Everyone would 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.

Visitation service 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.

Funeral service 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.

Arrangements under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home.


Posted 6/22/2017





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