She was born in Moab, UT on June 28, 1945 to Alma J and Vivian (Washburn) Redd. She grew up in Blanding and attended San Juan High School, graduating in 1963.
She met her sweetheart Kenneth Bray while attending Brigham Young University and moved to Calgary, Alberta Canada after graduation.
Gretchen has resided there ever since except for the treasured years she spent as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Toronto, Canada, Chestertown, MD, and Salt Lake City, UT for the past 3 1/2 years. Her greatest joy is her family.
She is survived by her husband Ken and children; Heidi (Murray) Smith, Jeff (Karen) Bray, Kristl Bray, Natalie (Jeff) Ranson and Brittany (Brad) Tew, brother Harold (Pat) Redd, sisters Patsy (Kay) Shumway and Marta Brown, as well as 13 beautiful grandchildren whom she adores.
Funeral services for Gretchen will be held in Salt Lake City on October 16 at 7 p.m. at 142 West 200 North in Salt Lake City, with a visitation from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held in Calgary, Canada on October 20. Condolences can be sent to http://piersons.rtrk.ca/
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.