Kurt Douglas Gray was born April 14, 1949, in Steamboat Springs, to John "Jack" and Dorothy M. (Scott) Gray. Kurt was raised and attended school in Craig and 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, and they were married on March 15, l970, 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, and his life's passion was working on cars, especially fords and tractors. He was a member of the Yampa Valley Antique Power Club.
Kurt died April 18, 2006, in Denver.
He is survived by his wife Elaine Gray of Craig; daughter Kristen (Peter) Nichols, of Craig; son Scott Gray of Fort Collins, and his fiancee Lindsay Jackson; grandson Alexander Nichols of Craig; parents Dorothy and John "Jack" Gray of Craig; sisters Pamela (James) Willis of Indiana, Pa., and Virginia Harris of Escalon, Calif.; and mother-in-law Ruth Armstrong of Pueblo.
His father-in-law, Max Armstrong, preceded him in death.
A memorial was Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Calvary Baptist Church in Craig with Pastor Rod Compton officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation in care of Grant Mortuary.