George “Bob” R. Gray

George “Bob” R. Gray passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was 76.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City. Gravesides services will follow at Deer Creek Cemetery, Red Dog Road, Nevada City. Following the services, there will be a reception at the Nevada City Elk’s Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City.

Bob was born January 3, 1941 in Oakland, CA to George A. and Mary Jane Gray. He was a 1958 graduate of Albany High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. He retired from Lawrence Livermore Lab after 34 years of service.

Bob loved his grandchildren, NASCAR, restoring cars, attending car shows and virtually anything to do with hot rods. But most of all, Bob loved his family. He was the commander for the Devil Mountain Brigade, ECV 1849 Downieville, CA, NGH20, member of the Roamin Angels, Elk’s Lodge #518 and Odd Fellows Lodge #16.

Bob was well liked by many, always lended a helping hand, was a good friend and always shared his opinion. Bob’s legacy, stories and laughter will be missed by all.

He is survived by his children Coren Gray, Robin (Greg) Chaloner and son Robert Gray. He is the beloved grandpa to Kyleigh Quick, and Jaxson and Jacob Chaloner. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Nancy Gray, his parents and his sister Marilyn Granholt.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Major William Downie Chapter #1849 Scholarship Fund in memory of Bob Gray, Attn: Oregon Tenney Gold Dust Receiver, P.O. Box 1014, Alleghany, CA 95910.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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