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Kathy Ann Gray
  • Passed away on July 19, 2020

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Kathy Ann (Fowler) Gray (72) of The Villages went home to be with Jesus on July 19, 2020. Kathy was born on January 8, 1948. She spent her childhood in Richfield Minnesota and graduated from Richfield High School in 1966.

Kathy and her Husband (Tim) were married on July 22, 1967 and spent almost 53 years together. She and husband lived most of their married lives in Minnesota (Eagan- a suburb of Minneapolis). She had a strong faith in God and became an active member of Oak Hill Christian Church in Eagan Minnesota. On Sunday mornings Kathy and her husband often served as greeters at the church. She always had a smile for those that came to worship. She had a smile that just made you smile.

Many of her summer weekends and vacations were spent at their lake cabin on Pipe Lake in Wisconsin. She loved the privacy and the fishing. Every night after supper she and her husband would go out fishing. Kathy loved to fish and fortunately the fishing was good. Also, she used to enjoy golfing, bowling, and playing cards games with friends.

She spent a year in Alaska while Tim was on assignment there for work. The children were small and it was an opportunity to enjoy camping and hiking and just appreciating the Alaskan beauty.

Kathy worked in the clerical unit of the Eagan Police Department in Minnesota and retired in 2010 after 25 years of service. In 2012 they purchased a home in The Villages and were “snowbird” until September 2018 when they became committed full-time to The Villages and became members of Northlake Presbyterian Church in The Villages.

She loved animals especially dogs and liked to go for walks outside. So, when she went on walks, she always wanted to stop and pet every dog. She had dogs for most of her married life. After her last dog passed away, she volunteered at the humane society in Sumter County Florida. She would exercise the dogs and provide some interaction with them. She loved the dogs and it provided a chance to interact with the dogs.

Kathy was proceeded in death by her parents Shirley and JB Fowler (of Richfield MN). She is survived by her husband Timothy Gray and he two children (Kristine Mishevski and Thomas Gray) and three grandchildren (Keegan, Madison, Carley). She is also survived by a sister (Lisa Ohnstad of Minnesota) and a brother (David Fowler of Arizona).

No memorial service is planned at this time.  Donations can be given in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Family Organization at https://alzheimersfamily.org/


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  1. 02 Aug 2020
    Jessica Dari lit a candle:
    Lit since August 2, 2020 at 8:07:55 PM

  2. 30 Jul 2020
    Keith Kochevar says:
    Tim,

    Our family always enjoyed our annual summer camping trip up at the cabin. The kids enjoyed playing for hours on the beach. Kathy's pizza burgers are still a hit when we make them. Deer runs in the evening. All good memories. Jackie and I also have good memories of the times we went golfing with you and Kathy. She was a wonderful lady and we enjoyed spending time with her.

    Keith, Jackie, Kory, Owen and Anna Kochevar

  3. 27 Jul 2020
    Dean and Shirley Bryan says:
    We will miss seeing Kathy as we walked by your house. We are sorry for her passing, but she is in Heaven now! God bless you, Tim, as you remember her. Our condolences.

  4. 26 Jul 2020
    Steph Pederson says:
    I was so very sorry to hear this news. She was always the most happiest person I knew, always smiling. Sending condolences from Paul & me and also from my parents, George & Faye Mashek.

  5. 25 Jul 2020
    Mary Gillman Corini lit a candle:
    Lit since July 25, 2020 at 7:29:11 PM

  6. 23 Jul 2020
    Tina posted an image:
    June 2018 - special memories with Mom
    June 2018 - special memories with Mom

  7. 23 Jul 2020
    Tina posted an image:
    Mom and Dad have always had such a special love.
    Mom and Dad have always had such a special love.

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