Fumie Takamatsu Gray, 60, a retired community action program specialist with the U.S. Community Services Administration, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 4 at George Washington University Hospital. cShe lived in Silver Spring.
Mrs. Gray joined the old Office of Economic Opportunity in 1965 and remained with its successor, the CSA, when it was established in 1974. She retired in 1979 as chief of the Grant Systems Management Division in the Office of Regional Operations, Office of Community Action.
She was born in Honolulu and grew up on the island of Maui, Hawaii. She attended the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
She came to this country prior to the outbreak of World War II and eventually settled in Washington. From 1952 to 1958, she worked for the Embassy of Liberia here. From 1958 to 1965, she held a secretarial position with the Air Force Department. The department honored her with a certificate of merit.
Mrs. Gray moved to Richmond, Calif. in 1965, joining the Office of Economic Opportunity there. She returned to Washington in 1974.
Mrs. Gray was a past vice president of the East Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen's Women's Auxiliary. She belonged to the American Federation of Government Employees and Triniy A.M.E. Zion Church.
Her marriage to Bruce T. Stewart II ended in divorce.
She is survived by her second husband, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray of Silver Spring; three children, Bruce T. Stewart III of Oxnard, Calif., Willard Stewart of Hillcrest Heights, and Selene Stewart of Richmond, Calif.; three stepchildren, Lynette Gayles and Kathryn Bryant, both of Modesto, Calif., and Roger Gray of Stockton, Calif.; five brothers, Miko Takamatsu of San Jose, Calif., Tadayuki Takamatsu of Wailuki, Hawaii; Richard Takamatsu of Vienna, Va., Paul Takamatsu of Honolulu, and William Takamatsu of Highlands, Calif.; three sisters, Midori Baxter and Setsuki Kanesina, both of Wailuku, and Peggy Smith of San Diego, Calif., and five grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Sonoma County People for Economic Opportunity, Inc., Santa Rose, Calif. 95401.