Elida Gray, 88, died peacefully June 15, 2018, at a Brewer health care facility. She was born Nov. 27, 1929, in Sandy Point, the daughter of Arthur and Gladys (Heath) Smith.

Elida attended school in Sandy Point and Stockton Springs. She met and married the love of her life, C. Wayne Gray and together they raised their three children in Sandy Point.

Elida was a member of the Sandy Point Congregational Church and the Masonic Order of Eastern Star.

Family was very important to Elida and brought her so much joy. She enjoyed taking bus trips with her sisters to see exciting new parts of the country while she also enjoyed local adventures, riding with the top down, in her daughter’s VW convertible. Elida loved simple pleasures in life from a cup of coffee at the Sail Inn Restaurant, to a hot fudge sundae at Wahl’s Dairy Port on a warm summer evening. She loved animals, her doll collection, having her nails done and spending time with her loved ones.

Elida is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Libby and her husband Doug of Ellsworth, and Charlene Webb and her husband Harold of Bucksport; one son, Kenneth Gray and his wife Kathy of Bucksport; three sisters, Mildred Rainey of Searsport, Elizabeth McKeen of Sandy Point, and Charlotte Adams of Bangor; one brother, George Smith of Sandy Point; four grandchildren, Lori (Libby)Wilson and her husband Chris of Ellsworth, and Joseph, Joshua and Kasey Gray; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband C. Wayne Gray; father, Arthur Smith; mother, Gladys (Heath) Smith; brother, Herbert Smith; and granddaughter, Rachel Libby.

Visitation for friends and family will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at The Sandy Point Congregational Church, Sandy Point. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Orland.

Donations in her memory may be made to The Sandy Point Congregational Church, P.O. Box 21, Sandy Point, ME 04972, or to Community Health and Counseling Services Hospice Program, P.O. Box 425, Bangor, ME 04402.