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John William Gray Snr.
 Born
9 September 1911 - Presho, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States of America - [ s3013 ]
 Died
10 March 1984 - Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - [ s3013 ]
 Buried
15 March 1984 - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - [  s1133 ]
 Spouse
Born 25 December 1915 - Died 25 January 1981
 Married
13 March 1934 - Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado, United States of America - [ s3225 ]
 Child 1
 
 Child 2
 
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GENERAL NOTES
Obituary in the Colorado Gazette Telegraph, published on Tuesday 13 March 1984 reads
Ex-Sinton Dairy Chairman, banker Gray dies at age 72

John William Gray, former general manager, president and chairman of the board of Sinton Dairy, died Saturday in Colorado Springs. He was 72.

According to El Paso County Coroner Dr. David Bowerman, Mr. Gray committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Shove Chapel Colorado College, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Burton officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Gray was born Sept. 9, 1911, in Presho, S.D., and grew up in Spring Green, Wis. He moved to Colorado Springs for his health and attended North Junior High School.

He attended the University of Arizona and the University of Colorado before graduating from Colorado College in 1934. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity while at CC.

After graduating from college, he married Marietta Sinton, whom he met while at CC. Mrs. Gray died in 1981.

Mr. Gray was an accountant for the Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co. accounting firm in Denver before joining Sinton Dairy.

He was on the board of directors of the Milk Industry Foundation and Quality Chekd Diary Products Association, and was a member of the Allied Dairy Association.

He served on the boards of directors of First National Bank of Pueblo, Colorado Springs National Bank, Exchange National Bank and Mountain Banks Ltd.

Mr. Gray also served on the board of directors of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and headed its Commerce Development Committee. He was a former president of the Colorado Springs Rotary Club.

He was a member of the board of trustees of the Museum of Western Mining and Industry.

Mr. Gray served on the State Compensation Committee in the administration of Gov. John Love and was chairman of the United Fund "Go Club." He was elected as one of five regional vice chairmen of the Colorado Public Expenditure Council in 1980.

He was a member and director of the Broadmoor Golf Club and a member of the El Paso, Cheyenne Mountain County, Garden of the Gods and Sanborn Ranch Duck clubs. He was also a volunteer fund raiser for the Pioneer Museum, Penrose Hospitals and CC.

Survivors are his mother, Irma Hill Gray of Spring Green; two sons, David "Mac" of Colorado Springs and John II of Tripoli, Libya; two daughters, Deborah Crouch of Jacksonville, Fla., and Taffy McLaughlin of Colorado Springs and Sandy Hook, Conn.; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado College, c/o First National Bank of Colorado Springs.

The transcript comes courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District's Special Collections
[RFSS Nov 2009]

United States Social Security Death Index
Given Name: John
Surname: Gray
Birth Date: 9 September 1911
Social Security Number: 522-18-5676
State: Colorado
Last Place of Residence: El Paso, Colorado
Previous Residence Postal Code: 80906
Event Date: March 1984
Age: 73
[RFSS Sep 2013]

Headstone of John William Gray 1911 - 1984Headstone of John William Gray 1911 - 1984
Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
The headstone photograph comes courtesy of Joy H. Jones
The location is Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA.
To view a map of the Evergreen Cemetery and the location of the grave, click on MAP
[RFSS Jun 2010]
MARRIAGE NOTES
Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006
Name: John William Gray
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 13 Mar 1934
Event Place: Castle Rock, Douglas, Colorado, United States
Spouse's Name: Marietta Sinton
Page: A619
GS Film number: 001690082
Digital Folder Number: 005203142
Image Number: 01346
[RFSS Dec 2013]

Marriage Record Report of John William Gray and Marietta SintonMarriage Record Report of John William Gray and Marietta Sinton
[RFSS Dec 2013]
SOURCES
[ s3013 ] Social Security Death Index - United States of America - SS#: 522-18-5676
[ s1133 ] Cemetery Record - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America burial of John William Gray on 15 March 1984 in Block 00222 000067 000000 SW-N/2 - CR1984015-03-JWG
[ s3225 ] Marriage Registration - Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006 - Marriage of John William Gray and Marietta Sinton on 13 March 1934 in Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado, United States of America - Page: A619, GS Film number: 001690082, Digital Folder Number: 005203142, Image Number: 01346 - MR1934-13-03-JWG-MS
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