Steven Ralph Gray
February 12, 1947 – January 7, 2021
Steven Ralph Gray, age 73, of Perris, California passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Steven was born February 12, 1947.
A funeral service for Steven will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. Following the funeral service will be a graveside service from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steven's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AchesonandGraham.com for the Gray family.
- St. Jude's Children's Hospital
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Riverside National Cemetery
Steven Ralph Gray
January 21, 2021
Steve is one of the greatest people I have ever known. He was a great father and an amazing grandpa. He loved his family so much. He always had a smile on his face. He was usually always the one taking the photos, but I found a photo that Adam had taken of them, which is just perfect. He will be missed! Heaven gained an amazing 😇
January 20, 2021
Steve was a fun guy. His daughters Lori's and Sherri's since passed mom was my beloved cousin Karen. Steve was a great pilot and one beautiful day he graced me with a flight with them over southern California. I discovered that day that I get air sick and was so very embarrassed to lose my cookies, but Steve was extremely generous and gracious and never yelled at me or got angry, although it was quite unpleasant in that little space and most pilots would have been very unhappy with me but he was so good natured. It was so much fun and I felt so very much safer in the little Cessna than I ever have in those big Boeing 777s! You will be greatly missed, Steve!♥ God Rest You in His Loving Arms!
January 20, 2021
Knowing Steve for nearly half my life, he always treated me with kindness and love.
You may be gone from sight, but you will never be gone from our hearts.
With love and fond memories. 💗
January 18, 2021
Steve was my cousin, 3 years older than me. I always said that he was the brother I never had! We had so much fun at our grandmother’s playing Wahoo. Steve was very competitive as was my mother. Neither liked to lose. One game our grandmother, my mother, Steve & I played. My mother & Steve were both close to winning. My mother won the game! Steve was not happy. From then on, Steve’s battle cry was, “Get Aunt Helen”, no matter what game we played! I loved him dearly!
January 17, 2021
Steve was an outstanding friend. I first met Steve as a Bowler. We both bowled in the Junior League at San Hi Lanes. Steve was an outstanding bowler and some what of a perfectionist, sometimes wondering why he did not shoot over 200 every time. As a teenager, he carried a high of 185 and we called him Mr. Clutch on several occasions where he stuck out to win the game. Our lives crossed here and there, we went to San Bernardino High-- After graduating caught in the draft - both of us served in Vietnam with the Army, he as an MP and me as a Road Clearer. We actually ran into each other at a stop near Tan An. My heart goes out to GerryLynn and the family, Steve and GerryLynn were very much in Love. Real Sweethearts... Will miss This Oakie! A Swell Friend -- May he Rest In Peace !