Born in Memphis, Tennessee to Henry Francis and Agnes Hart Hobbs, Cynthia was an only child.
She was educated and graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School for Girls in Memphis and attended National Park College for Women in Washington, DC. Her first love in school was her dancing. She continued her love of dance throughout her life.
She married William M. Gray III in July 1941 and moved to Chanute, Kansas.
There were two sons and one daughter from this marriage. They were later divorced and Cynthia married Frederick “Freddie” Bloomer. After the death of Freddie, she moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona and later moved to Montereau at Warren Woods in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She was a longtime member of Grace Episcopal Church in Chanute where she served on the altar guild. She was a member of the Art and Literature Club in Chanute and an active member of the Ladies Golf Association in Chanute as well in Sun Lakes.
Cynthia’s loves were “Freddie,” her family and friends, dancing, golf, traveling, her flower gardens, cooking, entertaining, painting, and her home in Arizona. Cynthia was always happy wherever she was at that moment. She loved life. Her beautiful smile and kind thoughts endeared her to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter Angela Christine Gray, and her husband Fred.
Cynthia is survived by her three children and their spouses, Mahlon Gray and wife, Katie, Pamela Gray Goodeyon and husband, Joe, William Moore Gray IV and wife, Beth; stepchildren Becki Gladson and husband, Jack, and Neil Adams and wife, Beth; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
The family asks that if you wish to remember Cynthia, you may make a donation to Clarehouse, 7617 So. Mingo, Tulsa, OK 74133. She was truly blessed to be able to have such wonderful hospice care at Clarehouse and Hospice of Green Country.
Memorial services for Cynthia will be at Grace Episcopal Church, Thursday, March 1st at 10 in the morning.