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Farewell, Gray Eagle

Lloyd Sherwood Gray, a lifelong Hebronian, passed away very early Saturday morning, January 15, 2005, just 20 days after entering Windham Hospital. Lloyd was a local folk hero. Most everyone has heard stories of his daredevil escapades in a variety of aircraft starting from around age 19. Most everyone will remember the twinkle in his eye and his sometimes subtle, sometimes outrageous humor.

Lloyd had the uncanny ability to make friends throughout his life; he could count friends that go all the way back to his childhood, “new” friends and neighbors that he has been close to for the past 20 years, and us “baby” friends who were fortunate enough to get to know Lloyd in the past year or so.

Lloyd was a humble man. He was not afraid to talk about his regrets in life, he was not afraid to talk about the things dearest in his life. He was not afraid to express his emotions about his family and friends and his love of flying. He was not afraid to express his love for his wife, Lucille Kelley Gray, and his mother, Susan Miner Gray.

Lloyd ended almost every one of our conversations and visits with, “Righto. Signing off for now, and thanks a million.”

Thanks a million for so many happy memories, Gray Eagle.