Edith E. Gray

FRYEBURG — Edith E. Gray, 93, of Fryeburg, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at Bridgton Hospital.

She was born in Dixmont, a daughter of Frank and Hazel “Cleaves” Tenney and was educated in Bangor schools. She worked in retail in the Bangor area until 1947 when she married Norman H. Gray. She and her husband operated Pequawket Valley Farms for many years, where they raised many prize-winning polled Herefords. She was a member of the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was treasurer for over 30 years, a trustee and also taught Sunday school. She was a former member of Pocahontas and an active and lifetime member of the Maine and National Trappers Associations.

Edith was predeceased by her husband, Norman Gray, in 1991; four brothers John Tenney, Albert Tenney, G.E. Tenney and Charles Tenney; three sisters Ruth Beatham, Marjorie Welton and Lottie May Tenney.

She is survived by a daughter, Nan Jackson of Clearwater, Fla. and Stoneham; a son, John Gray of Weaverville, Calif.; two brothers, Herbert Tenney of Hampden and Fred Tenney; a sister, Alice Traylor of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 4 at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 5 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, in care of Pat Wales, 374 McNeil Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or the Maine Trappers Association Scholarship Fund, in care of Linda Bridges, 93 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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