Norma Lucille Gray

March 6, 1934November 20, 2010

Norma Gray March 6, 1934 - November 20, 2010

Norma Gray went home to be with the Lord on November 20, after a fun day of Christmas shopping with her family. She was born in 1934 in Pocatello, Idaho, to James and Viola Waltman. When she was eight, her family moved to Los Angeles, where she would eventually meet and marry her wonderful husband, Allen Gray, in 1953. They had two daughters, Linda and Laurie, moved to Placerville in 1963, and were blessed with their son, Larry, in 1967. Norma worked seasonally on Apple Hill, and later full-time for El Dorado County Elections. She was preceded in death by her brother, husband, and daughter. She is survived by her son, Larry Gray of Placerville, daughter, Linda Burris of Sloughhouse, and six grandchildren: Chase Clanton and Quinn Clanton Feigles, Brittany and Allen Burris, and Rachel and Ryan Gray. At her request, no services will be held. Remembrances can be made to a children’s ministry, cancer research, or the Mother Theresa Maternity Home in Placerville.

Our Mother

A little girl of eleven walked into church, she had come by herself that morning; the Lord drew her there since He knew very well that deep in her heart was a longing.

She invited the Lord to be her Savior and began a journey to fulfill His plan; her faith grew stronger with each passing day knowing she was guided by His loving Hand.

She grew up and married a wonderful man, a joyful mother she was destined to be; when each child was born she rejoiced and was glad so grateful the Lord had blessed her with three.

When we were young she held us close and we could hear her say: “I’ve dedicated your life to the Lord to serve Him everyday.”

As the years went by we watched our mom as she taught us how to live; she showed us that in order to receive the first thing we must do is give.

She daily sacrificed to meet our needs and fulfill our hearts’ desires; she gave her time, her talents, her possessions and love above and beyond what was required.

On her knees we saw her spend many hours as her prayers rose up to heaven; she never gave up but pressed on in faith until an answer was given.

In difficult times of sorrow and loss we saw how her faith remained true; she held onto the Lord with all of her heart knowing His grace would bring her through.

With wisdom, integrity, courage, compassion and patience we watched her behave; she enlightened the path of her family and others – our characters were shaped by the example she gave.

She always worked hard giving all she could give whether the task was small or great; by watching her faithfulness and dedication to all we learned that excellence was a Godly trait.

Unconditional love was our shelter at home and her heart went with us we knew; she was an expression of God’s devotion to His own and this love was the foundation on which we grew.

So when the journey is ended and her work is done on this truth our mother can rest: she was a virtuous woman of priceless worth and her children rose up and called her blessed.

Friends may sign a guestbook and leave condolences at Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, Placerville.


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Aunt Sandra Gray Dwyer

December 24, 2010

To Linda & Larry; My heart goes out to you both and also your family. Your mother loved you so and her grandchildren. She loved the Lord, family and friends very much and loved helping others. I know she is with the Lord. I can't believe she is really gone. Remember all the good times.

Sandy Mathews

December 8, 2010

Norma was one of the Camino women who played such an important role in the lives of our kids and their kids. We were all lucky she was a part of our community and we will miss her smile and gentle demeanor. God speed Norma. And blessings to your family. You were important to us all.

Karen Rhea

December 6, 2010

Norma, I will miss you and your wonderful hugs. You were one of the first people I got to know in the election community and have had a place in my heart for the last twenty years. It won't be the same, my friend.

Dave & Suzy McKee

December 6, 2010

Linda & Larry,
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and knowing those who trust and believe in the Lord will be reunited one day as he has promised for eternity.

Mike Hamilton

December 4, 2010

I remember Norma so well while growing up in Placerville in the 1970's, especially at Calvary Bible Church. She was such a sweet, patient and gracious person. I always felt comfortable and cared for by her. I'm sure the family will miss her dearly.

Lisa Harris

December 1, 2010

Norma truly touched the hearts off all that knew her. She will be missed by all those left behind but not ever forgotten as she was truly a Gem! Norma's extended election family pray for Norma's family and hopes that God's love and his Angels may comfort all during this difficult time. We all will see you again sweet Norma.

Myrna Tow

December 1, 2010

Linda and Larry
My heart goes out to you in the loss of your Mother. I know she’s in good company. Linda, I remember listening to you play “When We All Get to Heaven” years ago and now her day came and she's already rejoicing without us. You’re both very blessed to have had such a wonderful Mother. Her great example of love and faith she shared with all she came into contact with will be remembered. I will miss my visits with her. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families in this time of sadness.

December 1, 2010

We've lost a beautiful soul who always gave so much of herself to her family and friends. Norma will be sorely missed by all of us whose lives she touched.
With our deepest sympathy,
Dixie and Bob Foote

December 1, 2010

Norma, I loved you as if you were my own mother. I thank you for the last 7 years of friendship, love and caring that you always gave me. You will forever be in my heart. Love, Teresa Carrillo

Susan Patenaude-Vigil

December 1, 2010

Norma will be sorely missed in the election community; she was so knowledgeable and always had a smile on her face.
For her family: just know that she touched a lot of people and made the world brighter just being in it.
Susan Patenaude-Vigil
Yolo County Elections Dept.