Dolores Gray


Dolores “Rae” Gray, 85, of Shippensburg, Pa., formerly of Walton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at Restore Health at Shippensburg following a long illness. Born Aug. 19, 1935 in Downsville, she was a daughter of the late William and Birdella Raisner Hood.

Every Thursday night Dolores was a staple at BINGO night at the Walton Fire Department. She never missed her weekly BINGO night and when she moved to Pennsylvania she still continued playing and had tremendous luck over the years. When Dolores was not playing BINGO, she enjoyed bowling and spending time with her many family and friends.

Survivors include her children Terry Helfrick (Doyle) and Tracey Jester (Mike); sister-in-law Dorothy Elmore; grandchildren Amanda Hahn (Jeff), Leslie Shreve (Seth), Kyle Budine (Brooke) and Jesse Budine and great-grandchildren Aaron Shreve, Joel Shreve and Wyatt Shreve.

Besides her parents, Dolores is predeceased by her beloved husband LeRoy “Bucky” Gray who passed away Nov. 3, 2010; son Timothy LeRoy Gray; brothers Herbie Hood and Clayton Hood and sister Virginia Liddle.

A graveside service to celebrate Dolores’s life will be held at Walton Cemetery in the spring at a day and time to be announced.

Memorial donations in Dolores’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 6060.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Dolores’s family, visit her online tribute at



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