HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Karla Gray, the first female chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, has died of cancer. She was 69.
Gov. Steve Bullock called Gray a champion for access to justice and a dedicated public servant.
Her work ethic, humor, humility and sense of justice have served as an inspiration for young lawyers in the state, Bullock said in a statement that noted he had ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in her honor.
Gray's husband, Myron Currie, said she died at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena.