Owen Dwain Gray

Owen Dwain Gray, 88, of Denton, TX, passed away April 5, 2016. He was born March 22, 1928, in Chandler, AZ, to Owen and Willa Gray and lived most of his life in Arizona.

He attended schools in Mesa and graduated from Mesa High School. He then attended and graduated from motorcycle mechanics school with top honors.  Owen married Betty Jo Ozment on his 18th birthday, March 22, 1946, and they were married 51 years before Betty passed away in 1997.  He was a Masonry Contractor by trade and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many capacities.

 Some of his hobbies and interests were leatherwork, building & remodeling homes, woodworking, beekeeping, drafting, mechanics, and was a “Jack of all Trades”.

Owen is survived by his children; Linda “Sharleen” (Roger) Smith, Daniel Dwain (LaRee) Gray, Brenda Jo Slade, Glenda Ann (James “Skip”) Campbell, Thomas Charles (Patricia “Pat”) Gray, Granddaughters that he raised, Lauren Shiloh (Johnathan) Coleson, LiBreAnna (Andrew) Garcia, his siblings; Geraldine (Lynn) Carlson and Sharon Ballard, 23 Grandchildren and 65 Great-Grandchildren.

 He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Jo Gray, Daughter, Tamara Kay Gray Taylor, Great-Grandson, Easton Thomas Hatch, Parents, Owen Charles and Willa Perkins Gray, Brothers, Clyle Nelson Gray and Dale Ivan Gray and Sister: Carma Jean Leonard.          

 A viewing will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Taylor Park Chapel, Kimball Arizona Stake in Mesa, AZ.  Interment will be in the Pima Cemetery on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

Services are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.