Carol Jane (Ayres) Gray

5 agosto , 192921 noviembre , 2020

GRAY, Carol Jane Ayres, age 91, of Centerville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Ohio Hospice of Dayton following a brief illness. She was born August 5, 1929 in Hillsdale, Michigan to the late Merton and Theta Ayres. Prior to moving to Centerville in 2004, she resided in Toledo for more than 40 years. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Gray; identical twin sister, Carolyn A. Brown; brother-in-law, Charles F. Brown; sister, Joyce E. Sandelin; and brother-in-law Kenneth E. Gray. She is survived by her son, Neal S. Gray (Robyn); daughter, Julie A. Shaw; grandchildren, Katelynn Gray and Benjamin Gray; great-grandchildren, Landen Gray and Ryleigh Gray; brother-in-law, Karl Sandelin; sister-in-law Patricia Gray; and many nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, Michigan, and Western Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in library science. She subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree in Library Science from the University of Toledo. She served as librarian at Whitmer High School in Toledo from 1970 -1994, and previous to that, held library positions in Michigan, Illinois and Florida. She was a longtime member of the Toledo branch of the American Association of University Women, and a member of the former Heatherdowns Garden Club of Toledo as well as various educational organizations. Carol’s sisters were an important part of her life and she and her twin, Carolyn, were so identical that in their youth, they were able to prank people by posing as each other. A celebration of her life will be held in the future at a time and place to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made to Graceworks Lutheran Services Benevolent Care Fund. See for how to donate. Condolences may be sent to


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Bob Shaw

noviembre 28, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Bob

Ashley James

noviembre 24, 2020

Carol was so special to me. She could make any bad day better with her smile! I will miss her! Praying for all!

Robin Sears

noviembre 23, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Carol was the first friend that Mom (Sue Sauer) had when she moved to Homestead. She was a dear lady and will be missed. Prayers for your family.
Robin Sauer Sears

Lucindy Levine

noviembre 22, 2020

Carol was so very special to me. I will miss her very much. Praying for your family.