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Richard Dean Gray

August 13, 1953 — June 9, 2024

Hurricane

Richard Dean Gray

Richard passed away on June 9, 2024, at the age of 70, or as he preferred to say “17”. He was born in Spanish Fork Utah, to James Richard Gray, and Evelyn Staheli. 

 

He grew up in Enterprise Utah, enjoying his time there and making lifelong friends. The family moved to St George Utah. Where he was a busy teenager. He earned his Eagle Scout Award while working hard to earn his first car. He graduated from Dixie High School. 

 

He then went on to graduate from Dixie College. He was always proud to be a “Rebel”. Richard married Connie Cannon and had their first child Stephonie. They moved to Salt Lake City, where he then attended the University of Utah. He earned degrees in Political Science, Sociology, and certifications in Criminology. While attending college Richard began working in the construction industry. 

 

Richard went on to build a career in construction. He enjoyed the profession, working up to the position of Superintendent, where he spent the majority of his career. He always enjoyed the challenges presented by the broad range of projects that he took on over the years, He especially enjoyed the close friendships that lasted the rest of their lives. 

 

They moved back to Hurricane Utah in later years. Where they had their second child Dason. Richard and Connie built a home in Hurricane, where Richard enjoyed his family and hobbies at home. 

Richard is survived by his wife Connie and two children Stephanie Whipple, married to Jeff Whipple, and Richard Dason Gray, married to Kristen Gray. They have 8 grandchildren, Sierra, Shelby, Chase, Kolby, Logan, Savanna, Richard and Rylan. Also, 3 great-grandchildren, Olivia, Aya, and Vivenna, who were the joy of his life. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Richard Gray, and Evelyn Gray. A graveside service will be held on June 17, 2024, at 9:00 am at the Hurricane City Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thank you to all the First Responders for their help and kindness.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are invited to sign Richard’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 17, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Hurricane City Cemetery

225 600 N, Hurricane, UT 84737

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Burial

Monday, June 17, 2024

10:15 - 11:15 am (Mountain time)

Hurricane City Cemetery

225 600 N, Hurricane, UT 84737

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