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Betty Louise Gray (Watkins)

November 14, 1931 - December 8, 2018

Burial Date: December 15, 2018

A Funeral Service in Loving Memory of Betty is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Multi-Purpose Building at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds, with Pastor Rick Barton officiating. Burial will follow at the Gunnison County Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at Joyce & Gary Gray’s residence at 217 Tomichi Lane in Gunnison.

Memorial Contributions in loving memory of Betty may be made to Volunteers of America Senior Community Care, 2377 Robins Way, Montrose, Colorado 81401 www.voaseniorliving.com; and American Diabetes Association, 2460 W 26th Ave # 500C, Denver, CO 80211.

Betty Louise Gray

November 14, 1931 – December 8, 2018

 

Betty Louise Gray age 87, passed away peacefully at her residence. Betty was born November 14, 1931 in Canon City, Colorado, to Elmer Haskell and Mary Anna (Sumruld) Watkins.  Betty spent most of her childhood in the Canon City area, and attended high school in Pueblo, Co.

Betty married the love of her life George Filmore Gray on March 28, 1948. They raised three children, George Kenneth, Gary Lee, and Carol Karen. They resided in Gunnison County for most of their married life as well as Pueblo, Hotckiss and Montrose. Betty was employed as a cook with the Gunnison County School as well as Gunnison County Hospital. She was a long-time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Gunnison. She enjoyed reading, sewing, painting, needle as well as adult coloring and ceramics.

Surviving family include, her sons George Kenneth Gray (Patty) Casper, Wyoming and Gary Lee Gray (Joyce) Gunnison, Colorado; and a daughter Carol Karen Dunn (David) Ridgway, Colorado. As well as her step children, Loretta June Anders (Don) Pueblo Colorado; Michael Lloyd Gray (Brenda) Parker, Arizona. Betty is also survived by her sister Noreatta J. Hicks   Alexandria, Ohio and a brother William E. Watkins (Dorothy) Parker, Colorado. She is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Bryce Dunn (Angelena) Chespeake, Virginia; Brandon Dunn (Jenny) Coaldale, Colorado; Melinda McDonough (Cody) Montrose, Colorado; Wylie Gray (Krystal) Montrose, Colorado; Ryan Gray (Kari) Brighton, Colorado. And Nine Great Grandchildren; Colten Dunn, Justin Dunn, Kinsley Dunn, Sophia Dunn, Breeanna McDonough, Parker McDonough, Tanner Gray, Kolbe Gray, Holden Gray. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and step grandchildren.

Proceeded in death by her parents, husband George Gray, sister Alma Ruth Barker, brothers Vernon Watkins, Robert (Bob) Watkins, stepson Mitchell Gray, nephew Normon Barker and step grandson Mikel Anglund.

Our mother was an amazing mother and woman. She loved her family unconditionally. Everyone who knew her loved her.   She had a great sense of humor and was always laughing.  She was kind, caring and loved life. If someone needed help, she was one of the first to offer her help. Our dad was the love of her life. They were married 52 years before our dad passed away in 2000. They loved to dance.  They actually met at a dance. They especially loved being with family. Christmas was our mom and dad’s favorite time of year.

A Funeral Service in Loving Memory of Betty is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Multi-Purpose Building at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds, with Pastor Rick Barton officiating. Burial will follow at the Gunnison County Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at Joyce & Gary Gray’s residence at 217 Tomichi Lane in Gunnison.

Memorial Contributions in loving memory of Betty may be made to Volunteers of America Senior Community Care, 2377 Robins Way, Montrose, Colorado 81401 www.voaseniorliving.com; and American Diabetes Association, 2460 W 26th Ave # 500C, Denver, CO 80211. Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose is assisting the family.