Bill & Marti Gray

Bill went to CSU – and then Parks School of Business where he got a degree in computer programming – this was when computers took up a whole room!   He went to work for Johnstown Feed and Seed and after 28 years he took a job with Kodak and worked there for about 1/1/2 years.  In October 1995, Bill was diagnosed with a GBM (Glioblastoma Multiforme) brain tumor, stage 4.  He fought it for 16 months, having two surgeries (the last one was experimental and there were only three places in the world that they were done – Nashville; Paris, France; and Denver), but it wasn’t meant to be and he was relieved of  his pain and went to a better life on February 11, 1997. 

Bill served a term as Mayor of Johnstown and for fun, he restored our 1966 Porsche 912,which I love taking out for a spin when it’s not raining or snowing.   We have three children:  Kenna (son Tyler); Laura (daughters Sydney and Campbell) and Aubra (son Keiran).  They all have been the light of our life and we always knew we were so blessed to have them.   Bill was a wonderful father and husband, we all miss him terribly.

For me – worked for a local Johnstown doctor for a few years and when the new elementary school was built in Milliken, I was hired as the head secretary, later moving on to the Administration Office for the school district as an admin assistant.  After  nearly 30 years I retired – Yippee!!  I couldn’t sit still, and after various jobs, I started at Edward Jones Investments and still work there part-time.

I met and married a wonderful guy, Keith Sommerfeld, a retired school superintendent from eastern Colorado, eight years ago.  This added two daughters, two grandsons, two granddaughters and now a great-grandson to my family. When we married I sold our family home in Johnstown (we’d been in it for 38 years) and moved to Greeley.