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Dean L. Gray

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Dean L. Gray Obituary

On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Dean passed away at home surrounded by his family in Loma Rica at the age of 69.

Dean was born in Sacramento on June 12, 1946 and moved with his family to Loma Rica in 1953. He always considered Loma Rica to be his home and returned there to raise his own family in 1981. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his kids, grandkids and old friends many which he still had from his childhood. Dean was often referred to as the mayor of Loma Rica as he was always out and about talking with old and new friends. He was full of life and in his younger years traveled around and did various jobs before settling down. Dean was a decorated Vietnam War veteran serving from 1966 to 1968. Those who knew him will remember him fondly and he will truly be missed.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents Lyle and Joyce (Janna) Gray, his sister Becky Lyn Awes and two nephews Chris Peacemaker and Luke Edgeman.

He is survived by his wife Sandy of 35 years, his son Courtney (Shannon) Gray, two daughters Heidi (Derek) Harrison and Kirsten (Lee Peace) Spallino and ten grandkids Bryce, Owen, Morgan, Khloe, Jalen, Ciana, Emma, Derek Jr., Devin and Devon. He is also survived by five sisters Julie (Mick) Franklin, Marcy (Norman) Cote, Holly Peacemaker, Melissa (Barry) Kirkham and Shelly (Travis) Harrison.

A Celebration of Life will take place at his home on 12650 Krosens Road in Loma Rica on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 2pm.

Dean would have wanted any contributions to go towards Hayden Elliott's fight against cancer. Donations can be made in his name at https://www.gofundme.com/snt5ns

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2015
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