Trey Michael Gray
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Church on The Move for Trey Michael Gray, 20, who passed away, Saturday 21, 2023.
Trey was born and lived the early part of his life in Grand Junction, Colorado. When he was 12 years old, he moved with his family to Roswell, New Mexico where he cultivated lasting friendships and created lifelong memories. Trey never knew a stranger, and to know him you would love him, he had an infectious smile and joyous charisma that created an instantaneous bond.
To say Trey was adventurous would be an understatement. He had abundant adventures with friends and family. While growing up he was passionate about playing baseball and learning about the great outdoors. He became an avid mountain biker, always at the head of the group. During the summer he would kayak, paddleboard, and swim. In the winter, he would head to the Colorado mountains hills to snowboard and snowmobile. He was a natural athlete and developing his desired skills came easy for him. As he grew up, his interest turned to dirt biking and cars. He never turned down an opportunity to go hunting with his Dad and Uncle Chet on the Uncompahgre Plateau and his fishing pole was never too far away.
He also loved to travel, see new things, and meet new people. He visited Orlando, Florida; toured the coast of California (from San Francisco to San Diego); visited Tampa Bay, Florida, Houston, Texas and traveled all over Colorado and New Mexico.
He loved his friends with his whole heart, and he was a great friend. In third grade, Trey shaved his head for a little girl in his class who was losing her hair due to cancer treatment to make sure she felt supported and loved. He had a larger-than-life personality that naturally made him the life of the party. If it was not fun, it was not worth doing. He made people feel special and he could turn around a bad day for you with one of his funny stories or jokes. If he was teasing you, you knew he loved you. He made sure he kept all of his friends well fed with cookies and sandwiches, which kept his Mom busy and he and his brother fighting over who got the more. With his infectious smile, he could easily encourage you to jump into any one of his fun adventures.
Trey loved his animals, and they loved him. Other than his fear of Chihuahuas, which we loved to tease him about, there was not an animal he did not want to know. He and his pup, Scooby, were buddies from beginning to end. He would snuggle with his fur-cousins, Loki, Ellie and Emma, any time they were together, and he would love-on his Grandma's dogs, Pumpkin and Patches when they would visit. We are confident that his pack were the first to greet him in heaven.
Those left to cherish and honor his memory are his parents Christopher and Dawn Gray; grandmothers Kathy Shipley and Gloria Shedron; aunts Jennifer Harvey and Rebecca Shipley; uncle Chet Smith; brother Ty Morgan; sister Chantelle Gray and cousins KaLynne Wilson and Kenzie Robidoux.
Trey is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Ed Gray; maternal grandfather Karl Shipley and step grandfather Tony Shedron.