Eileen Gray

April 26, 1926 – July 25, 2019

Eileen Lewis Gray of Lincoln City, Oregon passed away July 25, 2019 at home. She was born April 26, 1926, in Bremerton, WA.   

Eileen was a WWII shipyard Rosie the Welder. Marrying civil engineer Gilbert Gray, they moved 15 times nationally as he worked on the Federal Interstate Highway program, and Eileen managed their homes and growing family.  Eventually, they settled in Spokane, Washington, where Gil was Chief Engineer at Murphy Brothers Inc. Following Gilbert’s death, she married Charles (Chuck) Epstein, and moved to Lincoln City, Oregon.

She enjoyed painting/pottery, animals, dancing, gardening and camping.  And, was active in her church, Faith Baptist Church, Lincoln City, Oregon.

Eileen was a lively, capable, warm, funny, opinionated and strong individual.  A good friend, wife and mother.

Eileen is survived by her husband Chuck Epstein, and all of her children; Verna Banner (Dave), Mary Jones (Tom), Diana Donohue Beard, Gary Gray, and Walt Gray. Also, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

At her home on Saturday, July 20th, Eileen held a party to say goodbye to family and friends.

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