Gray, Arthur H.
Arthur H. Gray, 96, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. There will be a visitation to celebrate Arthur’s life from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Arthur will be buried in the Ames Municipal Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Bucknell Gray; his children with Alice Jonkeer, Cheryl (Robert) Evans, Lucinda (Loren) Burkhalter and Rex Gray; stepsons, Greg (Nancy) Krejci and Jeff (Mary) Krejci; his grandchildren, Gayla (John) Singleton, Andrew Evans, Christopher (Mandy) Evans, Timothy (Kim) Burkhalter, Kristen (Mark) Sydness and Julie Burkhalter; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Thyra Hytland Gray; his brother, Wallace Gray; and his sister, Beulah Gray.
Arthur was born in McIntire, Iowa, and lived there six years. The family moved to New Market, where he graduated high school. The family moved to Ames during the depression where he was enrolled in the Three C’s (Civilian Conservation Corps). He served at the Boone and Ames camps during 1934 and 1935.
He married and moved to California in 1941, just prior to Pearl Harbor. During the war years, he worked in the defense industry as a plastics technician, creating air ducts and plastic rivets for bombers. After the war he returned to Waterloo, where he purchased a type setting business. In 1957, he moved family and business to Cedar Rapids. Eventually this business became Art Gray Typography.
He sold the business in 1973, and was retired for a few years. He returned to work with Julin Printing Co. in Monticello, but then got the desire to start another business of his own. He opened J & A Printing in Cedar Rapids in 1995.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to any hospice organization or charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be directed to www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Published in The Gazette April 29, 2012.