Jean Gray, 89, died Friday, October 11, 2019 at The Cottages in Garden City. She was born May 10, 1930 in Pratt, Kansas the daughter of Floyd & Mabel (Greenstreet) Smith.
As a child, Jean moved with her family to Roseville, California where she attended school and graduated from high school. On December 23, 1950, she married Paul E. Gray in Pratt, Kansas. They moved to Garden City in 1966 and have lived in Garden City since. A homemaker, Jean later worked and retired from USD #457 as a paraprofessional. She was a member of Bible Christian Church in Garden City and enjoyed sewing, reading, and watching western movies especially “Yellowstone”.
Survivors include four children Paula Dies of Lehigh, Kansas, Patricia Stubbs of Garden City, Gail Moore of Garden City, and Douglas Gray of Miami, Florida; a sister Nancy Foster of Roseville, California; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Jean is preceded in death by her husband Paul who died on June 1, 2018. She is also preceded in death by her parents and an infant son.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City with Rev. Bob Bates officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to St. Catherine Hospice in care of the funeral home.