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Gray, Deena

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November 7, 1943 - December 3, 2016

Gray, Deena

Deena Huff Gray, 73, died Dec. 3 after suffering a massive stroke. She was born Nov. 7, 1943 in Brady, TX and grew up in San Angelo, TX. On Dec. 25, 1971, she married Morris “Butch” Gray after going on her first date with him on her birthday the previous month. In their early years, they lived in several locales including Germany, Colorado Springs, CO, Bryan, TX and Iowa City, IA before settling down in Garland, TX. Deena touched hundreds of lives as an elementary school teacher with her last 29 years as a teacher in Garland ISD. She is survived by her husband, Butch of Garland; her daughters, Nicole Gray of Wylie, TX and Meredith Barnett and her husband, Christopher Barnett of Lucas, TX; three grandchildren, Jackson, Lorelei and Matthew Barnett of Lucas; her sister, Kathryn Straach and her husband Randy of Houston, TX; her brother’s widow, Karen Huff of Seguin, TX, and several nieces and nephews.

At Deena’s long-standing request, no funeral services will be held.

Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008

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Beth Rangel

December 13, 2016 12:32AM

Deena was one of the best teachers that I ever had the good fortune to know. I also counted her as a dear friend. She will be missed greatly.