Michael Steven Gray, age 70, passed away October 15, 2021, at his home in Antimony. He was born December 9, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of John and Gladys Kuhengel Gray.
Mike graduated from Northwest High School in St. Louis, the class of 1968. He joined the army after high school and was discharged after two years of service. Following his discharge, he moved to California to live with and work for his uncle, Bill Gray. A man with many interests, he enjoyed working and was employed as a crane operator by Engelauf Construction in Riverside. He raced NASCAR dirt track, raised and showed fighting cocks, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and rode horses as a member of the Riverside De Anza Trail Caballeros.
After retirement, Mike moved to Utah with his wife, Maryann Laferty, who he married June 11, 1977, and settled in Antimony in 2000. She preceded him in death on April 11, 2018.
Known affectionately as “Rooster”, Mike adopted and enjoyed all the outdoor wonders Utah has to offer. His love of fun in the wilderness was shared by his many friends who will miss joining him on the lakes and in the mountains.
Mike is survived by an older brother, John Gray; and his twin sister, Kathleen Wilson. He is also preceded in death by an older sister Barbara Raney.
Cremation services have taken place at the Magleby Mortuary Crematory. Memorial services to take place at a later date. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com