Funeral services for Roscoe J. Gray, 61, of Dickinson, formerly of Plevna, MT, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel in Baker. Burial will follow in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Plevna, MT.
Family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson. Visitation will continue at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker, for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Roscoe passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 surrounded by his family at Country House, Dickinson, ND.
Roscoe James was born in Douglas, WY on June 21, 1958, the son of Robert J. Sr. and Betty (Bruce) Gray. As a young boy, he attended Whitney Creek School in Ismay, later graduating in 1976 from Custer County High School in Miles City. Ross then attended Northern Montana College in Havre in the Diesel Mechanics program. He was a true Montana guy who loved the outdoors, rodeos, roping and ranching. He enjoyed his time as a ranch hand on the Diamond Ring and Keystone Ranches. Ross married Michele Werre on September 7, 1985 in the Ismay Community Church. A couple years later, Ross and Michele moved to Middletown, CA where he worked for Diamond D Ranch until 2002. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Katie, Kelly and AJ. The family came back to Plevna and Ross worked for D&M Water/Precision Machine and later the Fallon County Road Department. His cowboy heart had kept him active in judging high school rodeos in CA, ranch rodeo and hunting. He was a member of Plevna Volunteer Fire Department and Ismay Community Church and was very proud to have helped with the big restoration project of the church. Ross was diagnosed with an aggressive Early-onset Alzheimer’s Dementia in 2015. He will forever be a cowboy loved dearly by his family who grew in strength and unconditional love through this illness of memory loss.
Ross is survived by his loving wife, Michele of Dickinson; daughters, Katie (Michael) Bost of Powell, WY, Kelly (James) Rieger of Dickinson; son, AJ of Plevna; grandsons, Wyatt and Huntley Bost, Owen Rieger; brothers, Robert (Leslie) of Plevna, Richard (Karen) of Ismay; parents, Robert and Betty Gray; father-in-law Allan Werre, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Grayson Asher Rieger; nephew, Yance Tell Gray; and mother-in-law, Ann Werre.
In Lieu of flowers, Ross’ family suggests memorials to Country House, Dickinson, ND. or CHI Hospice of Dickinson, ND.