Doug Gray, aged 63, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2021, in Denver after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. Doug was born December 29, 1957 in Grinnell, Iowa, to Edward Thomas (Tom) and Dorothy (Moore) Gray.
Doug graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Business Administration, and received his MBA from Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado. He spent his early career in sales and telecommunications, but left to pursue his dream of opening a bike rental company.
Doug was known as a graceful and legendary skier, lover of vintage bicycles, player of hand percussion, and the one mostly likely to slip into a live concert for free. He famously remarked, “What can I say, I like musicians.” Volunteering as a ski instructor at the National Sports Center for the Disabled for 16 years (and earning a lifetime pass) was one of his proudest accomplishments. If you knew Doug, have a microbrew in his honor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his sister, Sue, and brother Bob (Kelly), two nephews and a large circle of adoring friends. Memorial gifts can be directed to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, National Sports Center for the Disabled, Swallow Hill Music, or the Alzheimer’s Association.