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Rose Mary Strong

June 20, 1943 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 76)


Rose Mary Gray Strong, 76, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Rose Mary was born in Harlingen, TX on June 20, 1943 to William J. “Bill” Gray and Kizzie Curry Gray.

Rose Mary was known for her kindness and dedication to caring for others. She was a licensed vocational nurse and retired from Valley Baptist Medical Center. Rose Mary enjoyed keeping in touch with extended family and friends. One of her greatest joys was being a grandmother and great-grandmother. 

She is survived by husband, Charles Strong; sister, Betty Eilers of Kingsbury, TX; children, Joe David Kilbourn (Laurie) of Raymondville, TX, and Tammy McCants (Bret) of Comfort, TX; grandchildren, Katy McCants Floyd, Cody Kilbourn, Jordan McCants, Lacey Kilbourn Birkelbach, Alyssa McCants Schertz, Danielle McCants, Karsen Kilbourn, and Krystin Kilbourn; great-grandchildren, Owen Birkelbach, Emelia Schertz, Cora Floyd; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Billie Jeanie Gray; and brother, Harold Gray.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Memorial Service
June 13, 2020

1:00 PM
Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home
710 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550

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