Ramona B. Ray, 75, of Chehalis, Wash., formerly of Caruthersville and Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, Dece. 25, 2007, at her residence.
Born Oct. 9, 1932 in the Goose Hell community, Lauderdale County near Halls, Tenn., daughter of Truma Lee Bradshaw and the late Ernie B. Osborn, she was a 1949 graduate Caruthersville High School, and attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, Ark., Harding College in Searcy, Ark., and Centralia Community College, Centralia, Wash. She worked at KCRV, Brown Shoe, Conran Memorial Library and was the Hayti Water Collector. She worked at Ft. Lewis, Washington in the Provost Marshall's office and education office, for Olin Mills, Visiting Nurse Association, was manager of Mayfield Lake Youth Camp, and owner-manager of Sunray Employment Agency, Express Personnel and the Hilltop Fitness Center.
On Nov. 22, 1952, in Pocahontas, Ark., she married Scott Bee Ray, who survives.
Survivors also include three children, Susan Lee Parko and husband, Larry, of Seattle, Wash., Scott Henry Ray, of Toledo, Wash., Martin Ray and wife, Wanda, of Chehalis; five grandchildren, Nicholas Lee Parko of Seattle, Zachary Scott Ray of Bellevue, Ohio, Cody Martin Ray of Chehalis and Logan Lenox Ray of Toledo.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Henry E. Summers.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Jack Gilbert and Mr. Jeff Thomas officiating.
Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Cody Martin Ray, Scotty Ray, Nicholas Lee Parko, Zachary Scott Ray, Jimmy Jones, Joe Riley Bradshaw and Buddy Sasser.