Obituary: Janet Marie (Monroe) Gray

May 1, 1950 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 70)
Janet Marie (Monroe) Gray
Posted at 11:26 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 13:27:24-05

Janet Marie (Monroe) Gray, 70, of Simms, MT passed away on January 24, 2021 with her loving husband by her side at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT.

Jan was born on May 1, 1950 to Shirley and Doris Monroe in Great Falls and grew up in Cut Bank, where she graduated from high school before heading to college. She earned an Associate Degree at Ricks College and then attended BYU. While at BYU, she began dating Robert Gray and became “Bobby’s Girl”. The two were married on May 29, 1971 in the Manti Temple. Together they raised four children in Simms, MT, Laini, Ryan, Melissa and Zane.

Jan was a full-time homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was actively involved in many activities that revolved around her faith, family and community. Jan was very involved in her children’s activities, served as a 4-H leader, Cub Scout Leader and served many years as a volunteer in the Primary at her church. As her children grew, her involvement in Junior High and High School activities increased to running her kids to and from cheerleading, basketball, football, volleyball, music and many other extracurricular activities.

Jan was an excellent homemaker. She was a talented cook, baker and seamstress. Jan ran her own business selling homemade, hand sewn, and hand painted crafts and decorations. She spent many hours perfecting her many talents and enjoyed the smiles her creations brought to her customers, friends and family.

As much as this city girl at heart loved life on the ranch, Jan enjoyed traveling. She loved to visit family and friends, see new sights and study history. She loved to go to the movies and out to a nice dinner with friends. Jan admired the arts and enjoyed attending concerts and events at the Great Falls Civic Center. She loved Montana and Glacier Park had a special place in her heart.

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