Dean Scott Gray |

Dean Scott Gray

Dean Scott Gray, of Grand Junction, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at his home. He was 74.

He was born in Elgin, Ill., and grew up in Hampshire, Ill.

He married Audrey Jean Gray on September 21, 1950.

He was a crew leader for Commonwealth Edison and retired after 30 years. He moved to Dillon in 1984, where he managed the Lodge at Lake Dillon. He finally settled in Grand Junction.

Dean enjoyed gardening, sports, music, dancing and was a very active volunteer throughout his life. He hosted the “Shades of Gray” jazz program on KAFM in Grand Junction.

He was a devoted husband and loving father, and friend to many of all ages. He had a special connection with the young.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donnaly and Phyla Gray; and by brothers Gordon Gray and Keith Gray.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Jean Gray; by son Mark Gray of Glenwood Springs; by daughter and son-in-law Adele and Maxim Beerman of Lafayette; by a sister and brother-in-law , Genevieve and Maynard Petersen, of Hampshire, Ill.; by grandchildren Stephanie, Dan, and A.J. Gray, and Ginger and Alex Beerman; and by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held in the future.

Callahan Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to KAFM in Grand Junction or Hospice.

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