Denise Hope Gray

October 26, 1976 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 43)


Denise Gray, age 43 of Banning, CA passed away suddenly on October 13, 2020 at her home on the Morongo Indian Reservation. Denise was born in Banning, CA on October 26, 1976 to her parents Susan and Dennis Gray, Sr. and lived in Banning, CA all her life. She attended Banning High School and graduated in 1994.

Denise worked at the Morongo Casino for about 2 years as cash counter and then transferred to Human Resources at the same Casino where she worked for 5 years.

Denise was a loving mother and grandmother. Growing up Denise was in all different sports, but basketball was her favorite. She coached her sons basketball youth team for about 5 years & travel ball with Banning Youth Ball.

Denise was a family person, always had the biggest heart. Sweet, funny & goofy. Denise lived her life to the fullest, and always spent her days with her granddaughter, Winter. She was full of love. She loved her music, loved to sing, loved to write and loved to cook her favorite desserts and foods.

Denise is survived by her daughter, Kaitlyn Castaneda; son, Andrew Castaneda; granddaughters, Winter Castaneda & Michelle Castaneda; brother, Dennis Gray; nieces, Amanda Gray, Madelynn Gray, Neveah Huizar, Gabriela Huizar, Ashru Marcotte, Na’huun Marcotte; nephews, Christopher Gray, Dustin Gray, Jose Huizar, Ryan Marcotte, Daniel Marcotte; mother-in-law, Luanne Martin; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Gray, Erin Castaneda, Laura Castaneda-Huizar; brother-in-law, John Huizar all of Banning, CA.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents, Susan and Dennis Gray, Sr.; sister, Diana Gray; brother, David Gray; cousin, Bernie Fontes.

A visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m.-7:00p.m, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Wiefels & Son Mortuary, Banning, CA. A graveside will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2020 at San Gorgonio Memorial Park, Banning, CA. Face coverings and social distancing will be required.

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 Service Program


All Night Wake
October 27, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wiefels & Son Memorial Chapel
50 East Nicolet Street
Banning, CA 92220

All Night Wake
October 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
San Gorgonio Memorial Park
2201 N San Gorgonio Ave
Banning, CA 92220

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