Rayl, Julia Theresa – Obituary

Julia Theresa Rayl, 62, of Baker City died Aug. 31, 2007, at her home after a long struggle with cancer.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the home of Brian Rayl after the service.

Julia was born on March 20, 1945, in London, England, to Lloyd Rayl and his wartime bride, Mary Ratcliffe Rayl. The family came to the United States on the Queen Mary in 1946 and first settled in Baker City, later moving to the Eugene area.

In 1965, the family returned to Baker City where Julia continued to live until her death. She attended Springfield schools and Baker Business College. Her efficiency and integrity made her a valued employee wherever she worked.

She was exceptional as manager of the Oregon Trail Motel for many years. Nelson Real Estate and the Baker City Laundry were her last places of employment. Customers experienced and appreciated her genuine concern and helpfulness.

Julia was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed a beautiful yard. She loved animals and had a sympathetic heart for the homeless ones. She will be remembered for her humble and thoughtful ways.

Survivors include her son, Brian Rayl of Baker City; grandsons, Nathan and Nicholas; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn; a sister, Kathleen Rayl; a niece, Jennifer; a nephew, Jason; and several aunts and uncles in the United States and England.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 6, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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