Martha L. (Gray) Coventry, 47, Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her home, after a long illness.
She was born May 29, 1952, in Independence, Iowa, to M.K. "Mel" and Elizabeth (Catt) Gray. She attended Independence schools, graduating in 1970. She then attended the Paris Beauty Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She married Paul Coventry on May 18, 1975, in Park Rapids. They later moved to Brainerd. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and the Priscilla Circle. She worked at Salon El Rio in Brainerd for several years. She participated in the American Cancer Society's annual "Walk Against Cancer."
Survivors include her husband; four sons, James, Jeffery, Brainerd, and Jason and Jeremy, at home; two grandchildren; her mother, Elizabeth Gray, Independence, Iowa; and two sisters, Miriam Ownby, Ripon, Wis., and Marilyn Timmons, San Diego, Calif.
Her father died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Park United Methodist Church of Brainerd with Pastor Rory Swenson officiating.
Friends may call at Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter from 4-8 p.m. today and at the church an hour before services Wednesday.
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