Kurt Douglas Gray: 1949-2006

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Longtime Craig resident Kurt Douglas Gray died April 18, 2006, in Denver. He was 57.

Kurt was born April 14, 1949, in Steamboat Springs to John "Jack" and Dorothy M. (Scott) Gray. Kurt was raised and attended school in Craig. He graduated from Moffat County High School in 1967. He then attended Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo and graduated in 1973.

While in college, Kurt met his wife-to-be, Elaine Jo Armstrong. They were married March 15, 1970, in Fowler.

Kurt and Elaine moved to Craig, where they raised their two children, and he worked as a dragline operator at Trapper Mine for more than 20 years.

Kurt enjoyed fishing and hunting. His life's passion was working on cars, especially Fords and tractors.

He was a member of the Yam--pa Valley Antique Power Club.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Max Armstrong.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Gray of Craig; daughter, Kristen and her husband Peter Nichols of Craig; son, Scott Gray and his fiancee Lindsay Jackson of Fort Collins; grandson, Alexander Nichols of Craig; parents, Dorothy and John "Jack" Gray of Craig; sisters, Pamela and her husband James Willis of Indiana, Penn., and Virginia Harris of Escalon, Calif.; and mother-in-law, Ruth Armstrong of Pueblo.

Memorial services were held April 22, 2006, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Craig, with Pastor Rod Compton officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625.

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