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In Memory of

Charles Gause Gray

May 25, 1928 - June 4, 2017

Obituary


Charles "Chuck" Gray passed away on June 4th, 2017 at his home in Bremerton surrounded by loved ones. Chuck was born on May 25th, 1928 to Dennis Gray and Elizabeth McFadgen Gray in Stevensville, Montana. He had four brothers and two sisters who preceded him in death.

Chuck graduated from the University of Montana in 1950. He served in the Ready Reserve (Active Status) and was inducted in 1950 and transferred to the Army Reserve in 1952 during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1956.

He married Dolores Van Velginbergh...

Charles "Chuck" Gray passed away on June 4th, 2017 at his home in Bremerton surrounded by loved ones. Chuck was born on May 25th, 1928 to Dennis Gray and Elizabeth McFadgen Gray in Stevensville, Montana. He had four brothers and two sisters who preceded him in death.

Chuck graduated from the University of Montana in 1950. He served in the Ready Reserve (Active Status) and was inducted in 1950 and transferred to the Army Reserve in 1952 during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1956.

He married Dolores Van Velginbergh in Missoula, Montana on November 27th, 1955. Chuck was devoted to Delores. They shared interests, their religious beliefs and their families. They traveled many places and were dedicated to their gardening and canning. Dolores preceded Chuck in death on May 30th, 2010.

Chuck was an exceptional educator who enjoyed teaching young people. He started his teaching career in the Bremerton School District in 1959. He started his teaching career in the Bremerton School district and taught different Social Study classes at Coontz Junior High School, West High School, and Bremerton High School. Chuck was well-liked by his students, fellow teachers and administrators, and retired after thirty successful years of teaching.

Chuck enjoyed reading, studying history, and listening to Classical music. During football season, you would find him on Saturday watching University of Montana's Grizzly's, and the Seahawks on Sundays. He was a master gardener and enjoyed sharing his extensive backyard garden with his friends and family.

Memorial Services will be held on June 21 at 11am at Lady of the Star of the Sea, 1516 Veneta Ave, Bremerton,WA, followed by a reception luncheon. Graveside Services will be held at 2pm at Ivy Green Cemetery on Naval Ave.

Arrangements entrusted to Bleitz Funeral Home, in partnership with Butterworth Arthur A. Wright Funeral Chapel of Seattle, Washington.