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Obituary: Lisa Goble Gray



Lisa Goble Gray passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the age of 58, after a long, hard battle with lung cancer. Lisa was an incredible lady who impacted the lives of many. She was deeply loved and will be missed by those who knew her.

Lisa was preceded in death by her parents George Stanford Goble and Joan Buckwalter who welcomed her home with loving arms. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and was raised in Colorado. She attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education. While attending BYU, she met the love of her life. Robert and Lisa were married for time and eternity on August 21, 1981, in the Manti, Utah temple. Shortly after, they moved to Houston, Texas to attend optometry school. After graduation, they returned to Utah. They built their dream home in Lehi where they raised six children.

Lisa was an incredible example of motherhood. Often, you would find her cheering at the ballfield, then she would pack up and move to the next game. She supported her children by transporting them all over the state and spent hours doing the normal things of motherhood – whenever her children needed her she would immediately stop whatever she was doing to comfort them, give a listening ear, or to just love them.

Lisa Gray circa 1980.

Lisa had many talents including cross-stitching, crocheting, and playing the piano. She enjoyed watching movies, playing board games, and laughing until she cried. You could always find her with a fresh glass filled with pebble ice and Dr. Pepper.

She had a passion for gardening, developed from spending time with her dad in the garden. She passed that passion on to many of her children. Frequently, you would find Lisa enjoying her freshly planted flowers on her porch where she had a magnificent view of Mount Timpanogos. She enjoyed nature, especially during a rainstorm.

Her greatest joy was becoming a grandmother. She loves her grandbabies; each of them knows they’re her favorite. She is the best Granny in the world. Her love for the Savior shined throughout the years. She continually expressed her love for Him throughout her battle. She would never want any of her children to forget her love for Christ. Her favorite callings always involved the youth. She loved being the primary pianist; she felt comfortable among the children because they take you how you are. She had a deep love for them. She spent many years among the young women of the church, where she made some of her greatest friendships, especially the ladies she served with at Girls Camp.

Lisa is survived by her spouse, Robert Franklin Gray, her children Travis (Megan) Gray, Tiffany (Dustin) Cook, Allison (Nathan) Wagstaff, Marci (Jeffrey) Catron, Collin (Abbie) Gray, and Cassie (Braxton) Young, as well as her eleven grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Suzanne (Wayne) Tomkinson, Darcy (David) Damstedt, Jerri (John) Christensen, and Gretchen (David) Williams.

A public viewing will be held Friday July 27, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday July 28, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the LDS church building located at 1801 West 700 South in Lehi.


A celebration of life will be held on Saturday July 28, at 11 a.m. at the same location. Online guest book at