MESA, Ariz.—Alma Maxine Gray, a former pastor’s wife, died at age 84 on Feb. 22, 2011.

Alma married James R. Gray in November 1948 in Miami, Okla. They had been married for 56 years when he passed away in 2004. Pastor James and Alma Gray began their ministry at Oak Grove Baptist Church in their home in Kansas City, Kan., in 1954. James served as the pastor for 33 years until retiring in 1987. The Grays then moved Mesa, Ariz. Alma was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Mesa.

Alma is survived by her two children, Pamela Moore and Nathan Gray; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sister, Helen Hartegan; and her brother, Harold Topping.