2016 has been a year of
change. The owners of Gray's West and
Coles Tribute Center, Dennis and Darlene Teskey, decided to work their way to
retirement, which allowed for their son Troy Hanson
to purchase both Gray's West and Coles Tribute Center. However, Darlene and Dennis are still working
and helping with the ownership transition.
after the purchase of the business, Troy
married Windy Thorne in May of 2016.
Windy, originally from La Grande, recently graduated with a Masters
degree in Education with a focus on Organizational Development and Human
Resource Management. Both Troy and Windy agreed with
his 25 years of experience in the industry and her education, they would make a
and Windy share four crazy kids and between getting to know the ownership side
of the business, they are running kids everywhere. Often you might be able to see two of the
littlest at the funeral home, playing in the upstairs apartment. If you come into Gray's West and hear little
footsteps upstairs that would be the little girls. Feel free to say hi if you see them running
Where there is
change there is opportunity
are here because we care about our families and we feel passionate about
helping people in their time of need. As
a business you will see us evolve as we respond to the needs of our community. Just know, whatever you need we are here for
you, because that is what we love to do.