Marilyn Jane Gray passed away peacefully on Sunday May 20, 2018 at University of Utah Medical Center after a short illness.

Marilyn was born in Rockford Illinois on August 17, 1940. She was raised in Los Angeles, California where she was a member of the Screen Children’s Guild and Vancouver Washington, graduating from Fort Vancouver High School in 1958. She attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington where she met her husband of 44 years Robert G Gray. She graduated in 1962 with a Bachlor of Arts in History.

Following graduation Marilyn and Robert married and lived in several areas of the Northwest and Alaska. In 1980 Marilyn and her family moved to Ely where she worked at JCPenney, White Pine County School District, and Ely State Prison.  Marilyn was member of the Ely United Methodist Church who enjoyed spending time with fellow church members over the years. Marilyn’s passion was her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an extremely talented seamstress and loved making clothes for her children and grandchildren. Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed.

Marilyn was preceded by her husband Robert, parents Alfred and Marjorie Nelson (Ely), brother Wayne (Bud) Slater (Klammath Falls WA), and sister Donna Mae Stewart (Cedar Rapids, IA).

She is survived by her children Lisa Roberts (Stan) of Ely, and Matthew Gray (Tara) of Mountain Top, PA.  Six grandchildren Janet, Hailey, Samantha, Christopher, Robert, and Tyler. Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the Ely United Methodist Church at 11:00 am on Thursday June 28, 2018. She will be laid to rest with her husband and parents at the Ely Cemetery at a later date.

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