Ann Christine Gray

1935 ~ 2023

Ann Christine Gray passed away in the early hours of February 16, 2023, of vascular dementia. On March 30, 1935, George D. Gray and Lillian Lundgren Gray welcomed Chris into the world, their first of four children.

Chris grew up in Cottonwood Heights, Utah and graduated from Jordan High School in 1953. From day one she was well-known as an independent and adventurous go-getter. This lifestyle landed Chris a career as an Executive Secretary, for BHP-Utah Minerals International, that would take her to San Francisco, California at age 29. Fisherman’s Wharf became home, and she became a savvy local ‘tour guide’ for family and friends who would come to visit over the next 37 years. Her views of the world expanded far beyond California, taking her on travels to several countries including Australia, Chile, and China. Perhaps that sparked her interest in cooking, where Chris found joy in trying her hand at new recipes and adding to her cookbook collection.

After Chris’ retirement, she moved back to her childhood home in Utah to become her mother’s caretaker during the last months of life. The comfortable and familiar walls would become Chris’ for the remainder of her life as well, after purchasing it as her own. While she missed her California life and home, living in her hometown again allowed Chris to happily support, attend, and partake in years of family events and memories. She was also able to gather frequently again with her wonderful group of high school friends.

Chris loved and was loved by her sister, Kathleen G. Olson (C. Ray Olson {deceased}), brothers, Robert L. Gray (Danna Gray) and Douglas Gray {deceased}, nieces and nephews and her forever boyfriend, Ed Goudie.

A special thank you is extended to the caretakers at Sunrise Senior Living of Sandy, where Chris spent the last nine months of her life.

“Until we meet again. Rest peacefully.”