Dr. Julian Elizabeth Gray


Dr. Julian Elizabeth Lowe Gray, “Julie,” 78, of Trafalgar, IN, passed away on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024. She was born on August 18th, 1945 in Lebanon, IN to Joseph Grant Lowe and Betty Jo Hickman Lowe Krout, who both preceded her in death.

Her survivors include her daughter, Nicole Monhollen of Fairland; grandchildren Nolan Monhollen (fiancée Cara Savage) of Windsor, WI, Sara Monhollen (fiancée Connor Rooney) of Indianapolis, and Reid Monhollen of Royal Oak, MI. Her sister Linda (Tom) Lawler, niece Michelle (Eric) Knight, and great niece Diana, all of Brownsburg, also survive. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Rodney Monhollen.

Dr. Gray graduated as valedictorian from Lizton High School in 1963. She attended Purdue University, and then later Indiana University-Indianapolis where she graduated in 1966 with her Associate’s Degree in dental hygiene. She practiced as a dental hygienist for several years before deciding to further her education. She graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1986, receiving the Woman Dentist Award for her class. Dr. Gray then established a private practice on the east side of Indianapolis, where she practiced general dentistry until her retirement in 2016. She also worked as a civilian contractor at Camp Atterbury, providing dental care to members of the Indiana National Guard. Throughout her career in the dental field, she developed many close relationships with her colleagues and patients, which she cherished and spoke fondly of until her passing.

Dr. Gray was a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, serving as chair of the Wellness Committee from 1990-1998, the Indiana District Dental Society, from which she received the Service Award in 1998, the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Indianapolis Gestalt Institute, and the formerly the Indiana Flute Circle. In 2022, Dr. Gray received a Master of Natural Theology in Sacred Healing through the Healing Light Center Church of Sierra Madre, CA, and was ordained a Minister of Healing through the Pastoral Healing Training Program.

In her spare time, she greatly enjoyed spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. She never missed their sporting events, concerts and robotics competitions, where she was affectionately referred to by her grandchildren and their friends as “Nana.” Her love, support and excitement for everything her grandchildren and niece participated in was immense. She was an active member of Morgantown United Methodist Church and served for multiple years as a special advocate for CASA of Johnson County. She was an avid reader, and actively participated in the Lamb Lake Book Club and Morgantown UMC Book Club. Additionally, she enjoyed boating, swimming, yoga, music, meditation, genealogy, movies and global travel. She also took great pride in mentoring friends and family in investment strategy and maintaining financial independence. She loved her unsweet tea, all of her past feline fur babies, purple iris’ from her mother’s garden and the tranquility, living in the woods provides. Whether she witnessed it in person, watched it on TV or listened on the radio, she always made time to include the Indianapolis 500 in her Memorial Day weekend festivities. Nicole is so grateful she was able to share this last 500 with her watching and cheering on an amazing finish. Visits with her cousins were a highlight and something she cherished dearly. She loved to share their latest updates and family news.

Her family would like to extend a special note of gratitude to a very important group of women whom Dr. Gray called upon as friends, but who also made up her extended family. These friends include but are not limited to Rhonda Wilkes (New Palestine), Dr. Sharon Haley (Trafalgar), Marilyn McAtee (Greenwood), Ellen Stewart (Trafalgar), Dr. Angelica Kokkalis (Lafayette), Dr. Dinah Kitchens (Hermitage, TN), and Susan Parker (Morgantown).

Following her cremation, a visitation will be held from 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2024 until the memorial service time, immediately following at 1:00 PM at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to iWIN – Indiana Women in Need Foundation, by visiting iwinfoundation.org.

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