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Judge Sally H. Gray

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sally H. Gray

A memorial service for retired Judge Sally H. Gray of Greencastle will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 in Meharry Hall of East College at DePauw University.

A reception will be held immediately after the service at the Inn at DePauw. In addition, the Putnam County Museum will be open from 2-4 p.m. for anyone in town who would like to see the project that has been a large part of Sally Gray's life these last several years.

Judge Gray died on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Kirkwood, Mo., she married Ralph Gray in 1955 in Kirkwood when both were graduate students at Syracuse, N.Y.

In 1965, they moved to Greencastle, when they both joined the economics faculty at DePauw University.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 57 years, are their children, Carol Susan Gray, who lives with her husband in Hawaii, and David Gordon Gray of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren, Amber Rose and Gaia Faith; a great-grandchild, Diego; and her twin sister, Susan Barnett of Las Vegas, Nev.

In 1975, she enrolled in the Indiana University School of Law, completed her studies there and was admitted to the bar in 1979.

In 1981 she was elected and sworn in as the first female judge of the Putnam Superior Court. She served the county and state as judge for 24 years.

For anyone wishing to make a gift in her memory, contributions may be made to the Putnam County Museum Endowment in care the Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle.