Ollie Gray - RIP

My dear friend, Ollie Gray, has moved onto his next great adventure.

My heart is heavy and I am at a loss for words.

He will be greatly missed and I can only say I was enriched by knowing him.  He was a truly good and gentle man.
RIP Ollie, You will be missed so much. Your dedication to JonBenet was obvious and much appreciated!
In Memory of
Oliver M. Gray
March 30, 1936 - April 6, 2017

Oliver M. "Ollie" Gray passed away on April 6, 2017. He had
been a resident of Colorado Springs for 25 years.
Ollie was born on March 30, 1936 to Herman Gray and
Elizabeth Vahldiek Gray in Houston, Texas. He received his
Masters Degree in Public Administration from Pepperdine
Ollie joined the Harris County Sheriff's in Houston, Texas in
1959. He later joined the San Bernardino County Sheriffs
Department in 1964. Ollie was closely associated with
California Narcotics Officers Association and served as
president. He was well known in the law enforcement world
and was greatly respected. He had also taught for the
International Chiefs of Police and retired as a Captain from
San Bernardino Sheriff's Department.
He returned to Texas in 1980 and served as a Municipal
Court Judge and City Administrator for a period of time.
After leaving as a Judge, he founded an investigation company
with offices in Houston and Dallas. He worked investigations
all over the USA and in several foreign countries.
He relocated to Colorado Springs in 1991 and continued his
investigation business. He was fortunate to have worked
several high profile cases during his career. He never really
stopped investigating and was still involved in cases until his
death. He and his wife "Eddie" founded a scholarship fund for
El Paso County Sheriff's Office personnel 22 years ago for
continuing education and that fund is still awarding
scholarships He was involved with The Hundred Club of
Colorado Springs and was a recipient of the Hundred Club in
He is survived by his wife, Edwina "Eddie" Gray, his children,
Vickie Lynn Brown, Dr. Richard Gray, Debbie Chew and Dr.
Marc Spittler, and his sister, Susan Koehn. He is also survived
by 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Kathy Haws
and daughter, Suzanne Fairchild.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist
Church on April 20, 2017 at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ollie's name can be made to
CNOA Memorial Fund, 28245 Crocker, Suite 230, Santa
Clarita, CA 91355 or Hugh A. Martin Memorial Scholarship,
1980 Dominion Way, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO
Ollie had a nice memorial service. The sheriff's department had all kinds of ritual details going on. There was a changing of the guard type ceremony going throughout the service and since he was also military there was a very moving flag ceremony. His sons and a granddaughter spoke.

Eddie sends her appreciation for all well-wishers.
I'm so glad you got to go to it!!
Me too.

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