Gerald Robert Gray, 74, of Idaho Falls and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Nov. 2, 2012, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 22, 1938, in Albion to Robert Charles Gray and Freda Perrins Gray. He grew up in Blackfoot. In 1956, he graduated from Blackfoot High School. He served with the Idaho National Guard.
On Aug. 15, 1957, he married Joy Howell in Elko, Nev.
In Idaho Falls, he worked for Challenge and Cream O’ Weber Dairy delivering milk and also worked for the Post Register.
Gerald was a member of the Elks Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing Bingo. Gerald was a hard worker and loved his family very much.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Gray of Idaho Falls; daughter: Kelli (Rod) Hughes of Idaho Falls; sons: Kevin (Lori) Gray and Kent (Karen) Gray, both of Blackfoot; a sister, Barbara (Dr. Albert Winkler, deceased) Winkler of Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Novecek, 2 great-grandsons: Dylan Hughes and Trevor Peterson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First Street, Idaho Falls with Bishop Rod Hughes officiating. The family will meet with friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Coltrin Mortuary and also an hour prior to the services at the mortuary. Burial will be at Fielding Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, by mail at 822 West Evergreen Ave Suite 204; Chicago, IL 60642 or by telephone, 888-733-6741.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.coltrinmortuary.com .