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Death: Thomas Lawrence Gray

Thomas Lawrence Gray, 96, died October 25, 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born in Junction City, Arkansas on January 21, 1901 to Thomas Jefferson and Carrie Rogers Gray. Married Dora Sander on May 16, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah and later sealed in the Jordan River Temple on September 16, 1995.He is survived by his wife, Dora; two daughters, Joyce Hanson and Sandra (Melvin) Dunkley, both of Salt Lake City; 12 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers and a son-in-law, Richard P. Hanson.

He served in the US Army during World War I in France. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 52 years and two days as telegrapher and manager of communications in the Salt Lake telegraph and telephone department before retiring. After retiring, he and his wife became avid golfers for 20 years. He was a Dodgers baseball fan. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, living in the Princeton Ward for over 60 years before they moved to a retirement center.

Funeral services will be held in the Princeton Ward, 1078 South McClelland Street (1040 East), at 12 noon on Thursday, October 30. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Deseret Mortuary, 37 East 700 South and one hour prior to the services at the ward.

He is remembered as having a keen sense of humor and a sharp memory even until the end. He also had a tremendous love and concern for his family, and was loved and will be missed by all.

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