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December 17, 1927 to May 27, 2018 - On May 27, 2018, Dort lost her battle with Alzheimer's due to a fall that broke her hip and her arm.

Dorothy 'Dort' Eileen GrayDorothy 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

1946.

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

Frank Paluck.

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.

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