Baker City, Oregon
Mary Coleta McCray, 82, a Baker City native, died Oct. 28, 2001, at her son’s home in Baker City.
A vigil service is scheduled at 8:30 tonight at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. The Rev. Rob Irwin will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception at the church after the service.
Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Grays West & Co.
Mrs. McCray was born on April 5, 1919, at Baker City to Leontine and Alphonse Huys. She was a 1937 graduate of St. Francis Academy in Baker City. She had worked with Kathleen Kivett for Sen. Stanfield after graduation.
She married Ralph L. McCray on May 18, 1940, in Baker City. They had lived in John Day, Hood River and Redmond during their first years of marriage. They then spent the rest of their years together in Baker City.
Mrs. McCray was very devoted to her Catholic faith. She was known and loved for her kindness and her sweet personality. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by many.
Survivors include her daughter and husband, Kathleen and Al Johnson of Portland; sons and their wives, Jim and Debbie McCray of Baker City and Milton and Gina McCray of Huntingtown, Md.; grandson, James Darren McCray; granddaughters, Corrina Grace Brown and twins, Audrey and Kara McCray; and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Gabriel Boehmer of Portland and Palma Morrison of Darby, Mont.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leontine and Alphonse Huys; her husband, Ralph L. McCray; and her sister, Elsie Madland of Sherwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Grays West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 2, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor