Lauretta Lorenz Gray, 95, a resident of Trenton, Missouri died at 12:05 A.M., Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Wright Memorial Hospital, Trenton.
Private family services will be held later. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens north of Trenton.
Open visitation will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton.
Memorials to First Baptist Church and may be left with the Mortuary.
Mrs. Gray was born on February 2, 1926 in Greeley, Colorado the daughter of Dan and Bertha Carrie Miller Lorenz. She and her seven brothers and four sisters were all born and raised on the family farm south of Greeley and all of whom are deceased. On the family farm he dad taught her how to drive a tractor. She also learned how to plow, plant, and harvests plus many other things. Lauretta graduated from College High School in Greeley in 1943.
Lauretta was married to Ervin Gray on February 3, 1945 at Belton, Texas at Camp Hood where Ervin was stationed. They celebrated their 65th anniversary in February 2010. Lauretta’s husband, two brothers, and three brothers-in-law served in the military during World War II. Mr. Gray preceded her in death on April 11, 2010.
Lauretta and Ervin and their two sons farmed south of Trenton for many years. She would operate any tractor or machinery on the farm and enjoyed doing it. She always had a big garden and enjoyed planting lots of flowers. She also made many quilts and gave several of those away. Her favorite quilt pattern was the Wedding Ring.
She was an active member of the Frist Baptist Church of Trenton.
Her survivors include her two sons, Dennis W. Gray and wife Mary, Olathe, Kansas, grandson Jason Gray, Boise, Idaho and Ervin Dale Gray and wife Lynn, Milan, Missouri, Grandson Austin Gray and wife Megan and great grandson Cooper all of Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Lauretta is also survived by several nieces and nephews who lived mostly in Colorado and elsewhere.
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