Ima Jean (Gray) Stoop


Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2005


  Ima Jean (Gray) Stoop

Ima Jean (Gray) Stoop

Longtime Kenai resident Ima Jean (Gray) Stoop died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 74.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Hermosa Church of Christ in Artesia, N.M. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Terpening and Son Mortuary in Artesia. Burial will follow the service at the Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia.

Mrs. Stoop was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Slaten, Texas. She moved to Alaska in 1974 and lived in Kenai.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

"Our mother was more that just a mother. She was our guiding light, our backbone. She loved with all that she was and more. She was a wonderful mother, not only to her children, but also to many others who came into her life. You couldn't leave our home without feeling that warm, loving, caring feeling," her family said.

"Our mother loved and cared with all she was. We love you mom 'momoo,' and we will miss you."

Mrs. Stoop was preceded in death by her husbands, Doyle E. Gray and Richard E. Stoop; parents, Walter Loy and Nannie Elizabeth Crouch; sisters, Lois Downey-Stitch, Lorene Harper and Leola Downey; and brothers, T.J. and J.C. Crouch.

She is survived by her daughter, Norma Geoffrion and husband, Curt, of Kenai; son, Rick Gray and fiancee, Brenda Landry, of Kenai; grandsons, Coby Harden and wife, Kelly, and James Doyle Gray, all of Kenai; granddaughter, Shelby Gray of Kenai; great-granddaughter, Karley Harden of Kenai; sisters, Ruby Gooch of Midland, Texas, Altha Crouch of Albuquerque, N.M., Francis Giles and husband, Bud, of Clovis, N.M., and Peggy Rounds of Roswell, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.

Flowers may be sent to Terpening and Son Mortuary, 611 W. Grand Ave., Artesia, NM 88210.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai and Terpening and Son Mortuary.

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