Georgette Grey

Nov. 20, 1951–March 12, 2021

Georgette Evans Grey, aged 70, resided with her husband in Socorro, NM at the time of her death on Friday, March 12, 2021. Born in Tulsa, OK, on 11-20-51, she was the daughter of Marie Barnes Evans and George W. Evans, Jr.

During her grade school years, they lived in Greenhills, OH, a place she described as “idyllic”.

A 1968 graduate of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in Hamilton, MA, Georgette attended Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in Wilson, NC, before completing her studies at Montserrat School of Art in Beverly, MA, and moving to Newburyport, MA.

She wed Prescott Grey of Lincoln, ME, in June 1980. They made their home in Las Cruces, NM, with later moves from coast to coast before settling in Socorro, NM, in 2004.

While in Las Cruces, Georgette created her own business, Crazy Quilt Graphics. Once back East she opened and curated Vertu Fine Arts in Newburyport, MA, and later reestablished the gallery in Socorro.

She was a consummate, eclectic cook, a certified Master Gardener, and an accomplished, professional Watercolorist who drew her inspiration from nature and carried her camera with her everywhere.

She was active on Facebook where her observations resonated with many people who acknowledged her passion and sincerity and commented frequently on her kindness.

A voracious reader, she also enjoyed music and hosting friends/family for gatherings in her home and at her gallery.

She leaves behind: her husband and soulmate, Prescott Grey of Socorro, sisters Robin Hompe of Arizona and Hela Knowlton of Massachusetts; much-loved step-children Cynthia Conaty of Milford, NH and Lionel Paul Grey of Bath, ME; grandchildren Cristina Moring of Janesville, WI, Shauna Fabian of Payson, AZ, Alena Robertson of Henderson, NV, Erica Caron of Walton, KY, David Conaty of Milford, NH, Emily Loskamp of Socorro, Eric Loskamp of Socorro; several great-grandchildren and her adoring ginger felines Cooper, Cassie and Lily.

Georgette was preceded in death by her parents and stepdaughter Tamora Grey Stiles.

A friend had this to say on Facebook: “The joy of her spirit shall forever emanate from her art.”

Rather than flowers/memorial gifts, friends are encouraged to purchase a plant or work of art or make a donation to a feline shelter.