HOPE — Karen Elizabeth (Smith) Gray, 77, wife of Terance P. Gray of Hope, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at her home, after several months of declining health. Born in Camden March 9, 1945, she was the daughter of Carl and Priscilla D. (Alley) Smith. She attended school in Camden and married Terance P. Gray on Nov. 20, 1969, in Dedham, Mass.

Karen worked at Schoolhouse Togs in Rockport, then for many years worked in the meat department at the Camden IGA. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

In Karen’s younger years she enjoyed drag car racing at the Winterport racetrack, always driving her favorite car, a Pontiac GTO, and spending time in Washington state with her aunt and uncle. Later in life Karen enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, and cooking. But her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her grandchildren, which always included ice cream sundaes and chocolate chip pancakes.

Surviving is her husband, Terance, of Hope; three children, James A. Munroe Jr. and wife, Brenda of Rockport, Robyn French and partner, Daniel Eaton of Deer Isle, and Stephanie Gray and partner, Douglas Hall of Warren; three grandchildren, Kayla Munroe, Kaitlyn Heanssler and Joshua French; sister, Sandra Schramm of Rockland; one great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Pamela Crocket and husband, Harold of Camden; brother-in-law, Brent Gray and wife, Carol of Warren; an aunt, Sally Dean of Rockland;
and a very special cousin, Ann Marriner, who selflessly dedicated her time to helping Karen as her health declined.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Camden. There will be a reception following the service at the Camden American Legion Post 30, located at 91 Pearl St., Camden.

Condolences and memories may be shared at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.