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Aliyah Leann Jada Gray

Aliyah Leann Jada Gray
Born: Sep 10, 2001
Died: Nov 20, 2015

Aliyah Leann Jada Gray, 14, passed away November 20, 2015. Rosary services will be held at Monday, November 23, 2015, at 7:00 pm at the Hi-Line Funeral Services on 310 S. Dell in Havre. Wake services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the St. Paul’s Mission Recreation Center in Hays. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:00 am at the St. Paul’s Mission in Hays. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. 
Aliyah Leann Jada Gray, daughter of Silas (Lana Standingchief) Gray and Clarissa SeeWalker. Aliyah was born on September 10th, 2001 in Bismarck, N.D. and went to be with the Lord on November 20th, 2015 in Havre, MT. Aliyah was 14 years 2 months and 10 days of age.
Aliyah resided in Havre MT with her grandparents Lorraine (Boushie) Pester (NaNa) and Daryl Pester (PaPa). She attended the Havre Middle School and was in the 8th grade. She joined the basketball team as a Havre Blue Pony for she lived and breathed Basketball. Basketball was her passion. Aliyah had a unique talent in Art, she always had drawings and designs drawn all over. She also has a great sense of humor and always pulling pranks on anyone and everyone. Aliyahs laughter was contagious and her smile that always lit up a room. She loved laughing and she loved joking. She brought the fun with her anywhere and everywhere she went. Aliyah had a heart of gold and a tender heart as well, she was generous and always thinking of others before her. She took a liking to baking, every weekend she would be baking with her NaNa and her favorite thing to bake was the Deserts. Her favorite desert was a Crazy Cake, she knew this recipe so well she really didn’t need the recipe to follow. And when the day was over Aliyah would go sit with PaPa and he would rock her. PaPa always reassured her how proud they were of her and how much she was loved. She loved the outdoors and would go outside to see what her Papa was doing if he was outside and join in with whatever he was working on. She loved when we went to the mountains with the dogs. She would run up the hills with Ravyn and run back and forth on the walkway. As talented as she was in Art, she also took her art out on painting nails. Her artistic hands showed on other peoples nails or on a piece of paper, I would have her paint designs on my nails and loved her imaginative work.  Aliyah’s deepest hearts desire was to begin dancing Fancy Shall with Jentel by her side in Jingle dress category. Everyday Aliyah and Jentel (her side kick) would either listen to music, draw or go play ball together; they were inseparable like two peas in a pod.   Aliyah loved her home and her family and her Ravyn and Buddy.
Aliyah is survived by her parents; Silas Gray and Clarissa SeeWalker, grandparents; Darryl and Lorraine Pester, Merrill S. Gray, great-grandparents; Robert and Roberta Werk, Catherine Longknife, Mary Whitecow, Barnadette Lodge, uncles; Merrill A. Gray of Havre, Jonathan Gray of San Diego, CA, Troy Werk of Juneau, AK, Andrew Pester of Missoula, and Kenneth Pester of Minot, ND, aunt Jennilyn Gray of Havre, great uncles; Richard Boushie, Pete Boushie, George Boushie, and Ted Boushie, great aunts: Sandy Meschell, Rosalie Boushie, Clarity Boushie, and April Boushie, cousins; Jentiel Gray, Landen Gray, Jayde Lawson, Sharon Lawson, and many more. Aliyah was preceded in death by Great Grandmother Jenny Gray, Great Great Grand Father/Mother Joe & Josephine Whitecow, Cousin Swede Boushie, and Cousin Hunter Strait.

Public Guest Book

Nov 23rd
Jayne Azure
To all who mourn for Aliyah. I'm so sorry for your loss. Aliyah looks a lot like her side kick Jenteil. Praying that you feel the comfort of Jesus surround you at this most difficult time and in the future.
Nov 23rd
David & Nancy Pegar
May God surround you with love and hope at this difficult time. May the memories of this precious girl renew you when the pain has passed. Our hearts are breaking for you!! Holding you all close in prayer.
Nov 23rd
Julie Nelsen
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jen sharing stories about aliyah and Jentiel when they were together.
Nov 24th
Tami Greytak
We wish to offer you our deepest condolences. May our beloved Creator bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Joe and Tami Greytak
Nov 24th
Brenda Schilling
Your family is being lifted up in prayer. I am so sorry for the devastating loss of your Aliyah.
Nov 24th
Pam Swinney
Daryl & lorraine and Roberta, I remember when she was a little girl and would come to the care center.When she would come to bring Daryl his lunch.I finally got them talked into having ice cream and wafer cookies. Her smile was so big and she had a giggle that made us love her even more. I send my thoughts and prayers to you all. One more star in the sky!
Nov 24th
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Nov 25th
cindi outten
I don't know you or your family, but I was so touched by your beautiful child's obituary that I had to send a note. I am truly sorry for your loss. We had a son pass years ago and are now the grandparents and great grandparents of several so I do truly feel your pain. May God wrap you in his arms and hold you now as you did Aliyah.
Nov 25th
Dave & Betty Callies- Melby
Lorraine, Silas, and Jennilyn and
You're in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May your memories help ease the pain.
God Bless
Dec 2nd
We were so sorry to read about the loss of Aliyah. We know that words can not ease your pain, but you can have faith that God has a plan for us to see our loved ones again on a paradise earth. At John 5:28 & 29 Jesus promises us, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life..." God‘s word offers us so much comfort. We invite you to visit jw.org where you will find many Bible based publications that will answer your questions and offer you support. Please feel free to contact us as well. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Cor. 1:3) be with you at this time.


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