Ruby Anna Wray
Ruby Anna Wray
  • May 31, 1923 - July 8, 2017
  • Carrollton, Texas

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Born May 31, 1923 in Climax, Pennsylvania to her parents Harry Albert Reitz and Bernice Loelia Burford, Ruby passed away at age 94 on July 8, 2017. After incurring stroke complications, she peacefully passed in a nursing home in Plano, Texas.
She was predeceased by her parents; three sisters and one brother; and her husband of 61 years Robert Harry Wray, Jr. Ruby is survived by one sister, Shirley Gilmore and husband Allen; son Kenneth H. Wray and wife Shirley; daughter Cathy D. Freeman and husband Tom; grandson Trent Wray; grandson Todd Freeman and wife Lisa; granddaughter Tricia Bizub and husband Jeff. Additionally she is survived by several great grandchildren.
Ruby's husband had a career in the U.S. Air Force, so she relocated many times due to military transfers. She was the loving center of the family with a quiet, but strong independent spirit; quick wit; and sweet smile. Reading; crossword puzzles; and Yahtzee were mainstays of her hobbies. However collecting elephants whether they be in the form of stuffed; figurines; or jewelry was her favorite pastime.
To be closer to their son and daughter-in-law in Texas, in 2006 Ruby and Harry moved from Tucson, Arizona to Plano, Texas. After her husband passed away in 2008, Ruby continued to live independently by herself until June, 2016 when she had her first stroke. She then lived with her son and his wife until her second stroke in June, 2017.
Ruby will be buried next to her beloved husband in Chicora, Pennsylvania. She will be missed, but forever in our hearts.

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, TX.