November 2, 1948 - July 9, 2017
It is with profound sadness we announce the death of Patricia Gray. She was born November 2, 1948 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She had fought endometrial tumors in her body for three years. Just prior to being bedridden and in constant pain, she'd had enough and decided to pursue death with dignity. She passed away very peacefully July 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. while holding hands with her loving husband.
She always had a smile; kind loving attitude; confidence; and always tried to help out her family, friends, and community.
Her father was in the U.S. Army, therefore moving every two years around the country and Germany. She didn't have many roots until arriving in Ashland.
Patti arrived in the Ashland area in 1974. She worked at the Jackson House for a while before landing a job at Jackson County Title Co. (later Lawyers Title.) She soon became a title officer with all the honor and degrees they had to offer. She spent 21 years in the title business dealing with a large percentage of the houses and businesses in the area.
Patti met the love of her life while closing a 1031 exchange for him. They spent 23 years of fun and travel together, spending 16 days rafting down the Grand Canyon and a month in Australia among other things. Some of her favorite things to do were rafting and floating the Rogue; spring baseball training in Phoenix, Arizona; Hawaii, walking, playing games, air shows, and flying places with her husband.
Patti is survived by her loving husband, Al Eatinger; her daughter, Caroline Mitchell, living in Toronto, Canada; sister, Xaviere in Truckee, California; and twin brothers Chuck, San Diego Calif. and Buck in Ashland.
There will be no service. Patti wanted to be cremated and have one last flying lesson with her ashes scattered over Mt. Ashland and Lake Shasta. Lots of love, and remember that smile.