Ines Marie Gray of Moscow passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village at the age of 99.
Ines was born July 11, 1919 to Clayton and Daisy Chittenden in Meadow Grove, Nebraska. In 1936 the family moved to Nampa, Idaho. Ines married Harold Gray on December 15, 1940 in Nampa. They had two children, Verlene and Melvin. They farmed in Nampa and also owned and operated a convenience store and gas station. In 1954 they moved to Deary, Idaho where they farmed and worked in the community.
In 1962 they moved to Moscow and later owned and operated the original Moscow Rec-Vee.
Ines spent her life as a house wife, homemaker and working along beside her husband Harold. They spent several winters in Arizona and summers at the cabin on Lake Coeur d’Alene. She was a member of the Grange and Rebekah Lodge. Her hobbies and interests were playing the piano, sewing, crocheting, putting together puzzles and coloring pictures. She also enjoyed spending Tuesdays at the senior meals at the 1912 Building and Saturdays with the senior citizens pinochle group at the fairgrounds.
In 2008 Ines moved to Good Samaritan Village where she lived independently until her death.
Ines was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, William Chittenden and her husband of 67 years, Harold, in 2008.
She is survived by a daughter, Verlene Nelson of Boise and a son, Melvin (Sharon) Gray of Moscow, 4 grandsons, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Good Samaritan Village for the excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Moscow Village or to a charity of choice.
There will be a graveside service at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Moscow Cemetery. Rev. Debbie Sperry of the First United Methodist Church in Moscow will officiate. A reception will follow at LaQuina Inn.