McCoy, Lillian L. “Peggy” Ray Gribble Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Lillian L. McCoy, 97, of Baker City, died Dec. 25, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her memorial service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Services will conclude in the chapel. Private vault interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Lillian Louise “Peggy” McCoy was born Lillian L. Ray on July 5, 1904, to Ellen and Charles Ray on the Oil Comet Lease land in Bakersfield, Calif. She received a rural education. She married Austin Brooks Gribble and had one daughter, Elva L. Gribble Guyer. Austin preceded her in death. Lillian later married George Henry McCoy. They lived in Caliente, Calif., where they owned and operated a grocery store for many years. After World War II, they moved to Keating, where they owned and operated the Keating Grocery Store. George drove the Keating School Bus and Lillian successfully sold Avon and Sarah Coventry jewelry and became a postmistress. Peggy and George raised their two sons, George Guy McCoy and Ray Larkin McCoy, at Keating. Peggy loved music. She played the piano for dances at the Keating Grange and Medical Springs Grange where she was also a member. All who knew her remember how much she loved growing flowers. She used her other creative talents with sewing, crocheting, and all...

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