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Monday, June 23, 2008

Maurice Gray Dies in Beaumont

Death of Maurine Gray, aged 64

Decades long director of Beaumont Public Library.

Gray had become a legend years ago. Among other significant contributions Gray's tenure saw the conversion of the original Terrell building into a major Texana collection. When asked about it once, she simply said, "Well, the book stock and papers were already here, and the people just wanted things in better shape and add some more. That's what we're doing."

Read more about it by Dee Dixon 6/23/08 at the Beaumont Enterprise

1 comment:

PSG said...

So sorry to hear about Beaumont's loss. My family truly enjoyed the Terrell building while traveling last summer. They are a bit of Texana, they are.

Thanks for sharing, Will.