Dorothy â€œDortâ€ Eileen Gray
Dorothy Eileen Gray (Dort) was born in
Slope County, North Dakota on December 17,
1927, to Jack and Ann (Hiller) Stockman. She was
the oldest of six children and spent her early years
with three of her siblings in North Dakota. Around
1935, her family packed their belongings in their car
and headed to Oregon. She lived around the Sandy
area for the rest of her life, attending Cottrell Grade
School and graduating from Sandy High School in
On Christmas Eve in 1948, she married her high
school sweetheart, Dean Gray, at his home in Sandy,
where they lived until moving to Powell Valley and
finally to Pleasant Home, east of Gresham.
Out of high school, Dort worked at Meier and
Frank in Portland, and eventually became the office
manager at McRobert Ford in Gresham.
On May 27, 2018, Dort lost her battle with Alzheimer's
due to a fall that broke her hip and her arm.
Dort is survived by her husband of 69 years, Dean
Gray; her three children, Judy Lofstedt of Sandy,
Gary (Cherri) of Sandy, and Doug (Carolyn) of Boring.
She is also survived by six grandchildren, Aaron
Gray, Kacie (Abe) Bund, Richie (Amy) Gray, Andy
(Amber) Gray, Laura (Charlie) Kent, and Kraig Lofstedt;
and seven great-grandchildren, Nadallie, Zoei,
Colton, Josh, Luca, Axel and Grayson; as well as
many nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition, she is survived by her sisters, Lucetta
Paluck, Myrt (Grant) Sturm, Betty (Junior) Gillham,
and brothers, Vic (Margaret) and Gene (Georgia).
Preceding her in death was her son-in-law, Greg
Lofstedt, and her brothers-in-law, Vern Gillham and
A funeral service was held at Sandy Funeral Home
on Friday, June 1 with a burial at Fir Hill Cemetery.
She had just celebrated her 90th birthday and
would have celebrated her 70th anniversary this December.
She was loved and will be missed by many.