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Harry Grayson Kelso

Posted 2019-03-06 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News-Herald on Mar. 6, 2019 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Gray Kelso (Harry Grayson Kelso) passed Feb. 19, 2019 at his home in
Lake Havasu City of natural causes after an extended illness.
He was born in Los Angeles to parents Harry and Helen on Sept. 20,
1939 and grew up in Studio City with his younger sister Marjorie. The
family later moved to Newport Beach in the mid-1950s where Gray
graduated from Newport Harbor High and then attended the University of

Gray worked as a carpenter, general contractor and real estate
investor in Orange County and built his own house in Lake Havasu
splitting his time between Big Bear City and Arizona. He was an active
camper, fisherman, and outdoor sportsman; a true cowboy at heart and
also an avid family historian and archivist. He was known locally for
enjoying his long-time hobby of rebuilding cars and racing with his
many friends and holds a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in
his treasured '49 Ford truck the "Wombat" so named after his first
self-built pushcart back in Studio City.

Gray is survived by his long-time partner Mary Morgan and her family,
son Rick Morgan, grandchildren Billy, Ryan, and Shay Anderson-Morgan;
Gray's sister Marjorie Trevesani of San Diego; his sons Bradley (Gail)
and Bill (Kori) of Orange County and his five grandchildren: Grayson,
Katherine, Charlie, Lily, and Peter Kelso.

Gray was interned Feb. 24 in a private ceremony at Lake Havasu
Memorial Gardens. There will be a celebration of life Sunday, March 9,
from noon to 5 p.m. at 2143 Senita Dr, Lake Havasu.

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