|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1925|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1989|
She was known to all in WY as Patricia/Pat but to her birth family in Manhattan she was known as Marie. She was born Marie Anna Davis and changed her name a few times after leaving NY and finally settled on Patricia Marie. She married first to James Connor, who was my father. He died young and she remarried to Fred Karl Gray. She died of stomach cancer when she was only 63, leaving me and my four brothers and my step-father to mourn her loss. She was a wonderful singer, song-writer and composer along with raising five rowdy kids. Her gift of music has been passed down to myself (voice), my full-blood brother (voice, song-writing, composing) and at least one half brother. Both of my children have beautiful voices and play instruments and I have a grand child from each child who show much promise in the voice area.
A picture of her headstone is posted on her husband's memorial...it is a white marble urn with a scripture engraved on the stone beneath it. Her ashes lay under the urn.
OBIT-Buffalo Bulletin- Jan 1989
"Memorial services for Patricia Marie Gray, 63 year old Buffalo woman who passed away 27 Jan at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, were held Jan 30 at 10 a.m. from the Big Horn Baptist Church with Rev Danny Francis officiating. The family requested that there be no flowers or memorial donations.
Patricia Marie Gray was born on 4 Nov 1925 in New York City, NY to William and Frieda Davis. She grew up and received her education in the east and later moved to Buffalo where she met and married James Connor on Christmas Day in 1946 in Buffalo and they made their home in Fairview, MT. Mr Connor passed away in 1951 and Pat moved back to Buffalo where she was married to Fred K Gray in 1953 in Buffalo. She was the activities director for the Amie Holt Nursing home and volunteered her time at the nursing home, hospital and crippled children's center. She worked at the Buffalo Travel Center until she retired at the age of 62. She had continued to live in Buffalo until the time of her death. She traveled extensively thoughout lthe United States, visiting her family and friends.
She is survived by four sons, Anthony and Randy Gray of Seaattle, WA, Robin Gray of Buffalo and Stephen Connor of Long Beach, CA; one daughter, Carolyn Connor-Liechti of Denver, CO; one brother, William Davis Jr of Wading River, NY; two sister, Helen Hopkins of Englewood, NJ and Gloria Martin of New York City, NY and four granchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister."
Mama, you are sorely missed.
Frieda Helena Meyer Davis-Graham (1896 - 1969)
James Carson Jaklic Connor (1913 - 1951)
Helen Dorothy Davis Hopkins (1918 - 2009)*
William Edward Davis (1920 - 1994)*
Evelyn Margaret Davis Wells (1923 - 1974)*
Patricia Marie Davis Connor-Gray (1925 - 1989)
Gloria Fontaine Davis Martin (1927 - 2003)*
Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes....
Willow Grove Cemetery
Plot: 065-03-0?/next to James
Created by: Kari
Record added: Jan 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32650100
Added: Jul. 18, 2010
May You Rest In Peace Pat. You will always be Remembered here on Find-A-Grave with the help of Good People out there to take time to find a Cemetery, Record the Name and All the Information on Headstones, Do Research and take Photos.|
Added: Jul. 20, 2009
I love you, Mama|
Added: Jan. 5, 2009