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Roberta Kay Gray

August 23, 1935 - January 4, 2024


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    Mike Porter says

    BERTA is one of my all-time favs. I was a grad student in the Ag Econ Dept and we quickly became friends. So much so that she and AL took me in and gave me a room to rent in their home in Lafayette. My girlfriend (and now wife) Pat also worked in the same Dept at Purdue. Berta, AL, Pat and I were the best of friends and did everything together. Every Friday we would all go over to Riehle’s Bar/Restaurant and drink PBR’s and eat fried SMELT. One of my best memories. She and Al were so good to me. I believe she’s up in heaven now with Al & Keith! Love you BERTA ❤️

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Roberta Kay Gray, 88, of The Woodlands, TX, passed early in the morning of January 4, 2024. She was the daughter of Ed &; Charlene Killin. She married Albert Gray on August 27, 1953, who sadly preceded her in death in March 1999.
A 1953 graduate of Otterbein High School, she spent the majority of her life in Lafayette, IN. She retired from Purdue University in 1995 after 21 years of service. Roberta enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She spent several winters in Peoria, Arizona with her daughter Pam. She enjoyed the warm Arizona weather and the casinos! She would stop at any garage sale and loved finding treasures at Goodwill. She had many lifelong friendships, and for 30+ years, you would find her enjoying a meal at Arni’s, every Friday evening, surrounded by friends. She lived the past 2 years in Texas, with her daughter Cheryl.
Surviving are daughters Pamela Painter (Anderson, IN) and Cheryl Gray (The Woodlands, TX), sister Carol Dickerson and brother Tom Killin. She had 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Albert, and son Keith.
Service will be 11:30 am, Saturday March 9, at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Family and friends may call 10:45 am until time of service.
Celebration of life immediately after at Rush Pavilion at Columbian Park. (Lunch provided)