Former Dillon man Gray dies at 74 |

Former Dillon man Gray dies at 74

FRISCO – Dean Scott Gray, formerly of Dillon, died June 24 at his home in Grand Junction. He was 74.

Gray was born Dec. 17, 1928, to parents Donnaly and Phyla Gray of Elgin, Ill., and grew up in Hampshire, Ill. He married Audrey Jean Gray Sept. 21, 1950, and worked as a crew leader for Commonwealth Edison for 30 years, retiring to Dillon, where he managed the Lodge at Lake Dillon, in 1984. He eventually settled in Grand Junction.

Gray enjoyed gardening, sports, music and dancing and was an 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 and by brothers Gordon and Keith. He is survived by his wife; son, Mark Gray, of Glenwood Springs; daughter, Adele Beerman, of Lafayette; sister, Genevieve Petersen, of Hampshire, Ill.; grandchildren Stephanie, Dan and A.J. Gray and Ginger, and Alex Beerman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services have yet to be scheduled. Callahan Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to KAFM Radio in Grand Junction.

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