Wednesday, December 01, 2021

James 'Jim' Allen Gray, 84

| November 4, 2021 8:55 AM

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, James “Jim” Allen Gray, of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed away Nov. 3, 2021, at Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg, Idaho. He was born June 9, 1937, in St. Maries, Idaho. Jim was the son of Cecil Victor and Delia Elizabeth (Gilman) Gray Sr.

Jim moved to the Silver Valley as a young boy with his family. He attended schools in the Silver Valley and graduated from Kingston High School in 1955.

Jim was united in marriage to Laura Lewis on June 7, 1958, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

As a young boy, Jim delivered newspapers in the Osburn area. Then as a teenager, he served as a pinsetter at the Kellogg Bowling Alley. In his adult life, Jim worked at the Bunker Hill Mining Company as an instrument repair technician for 26 years, until its closure. He then went to work for KC Construction in Hayden, Idaho, testing and inspecting water and sewer lines. Jim then retired.

Jim was a member of the Bunker Hill Twenty Year Club.

Jim so loved and enjoyed spending time with his family; he enjoyed watching professional and college football — especially the Seattle Seahawks, he was also an avid Gonzaga Basketball fan. Jim loved camping on the family property up the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River and fishing.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Laura Gray of the family home of Pinehurst; two children, Ed Gray (Kathy) of Hayden and Tammy Williams (Mark) of Harrison, Idaho; four grandchildren, Jason Gray (Dani) of Coeur d’Alene, Alicia Williams of Boise, Idaho, Eric Williams of Seattle, Wash., and Cody Gray of Coeur d’Alene; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Marina Gray; and three brothers, Kirby Gray of Kellogg, Cecil Gray Jr. of Pinehurst and Gary Gray of Tum Tum, Wash. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family graveside services will be held at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Panhandle Autism Society, 411 N. 15th St., #111, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814; or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 W. Fifth Ave., Spokane, WA 99204.

Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Robert Lakko, Dr. Jennifer Backman and the nursing staff of Shoshone Medical Center, for their wonderful care of Jim and their special kindness extended to our family.

Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, is entrusted with services. You may share your memories of Jim with his family at