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The Dansville Online
  • Obituary: Betty J. Wray

  • Betty J. Wray, age 77, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Highland Hospital in Rochester.

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  • Betty J. Wray, age 77, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Highland Hospital in Rochester.
    Betty was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Wayland, a daughter of Sidney and Lena (Inscho) Wilson. She was the widow of Edward E. Wray, who predeceased her on Feb. 2, 2003. Betty was a retired employee from Gunlocke Chair Co.; she also had worked at Forbes in Dansville. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also predeceased by two brothers, Theodore and Harold Wilson.
    Betty was a life member of the Women of the Moose in Dansville. She volunteered for many years at the Wayland Food Cupboard and was an instructor for Bone Builders at the Wayland Free Library.
    Some of Betty’s hobbies included reading, collecting owl and moose knickknacks and traveling on weekend jaunts with her friend Fran, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
    She is survived by her children, Jane Zurlich, Thelma Rose, Helen (Wayne) Blake, Charles Wray and Richard Wray; grandchildren, Amanda and Jeremy Wray, Benjamin, Emily and Shelbye Blake, Edward, Joseph, Daniel, Cassiopia and Cheyenne Wray, and Ashley Wagner; great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Nataley Prigge, Tony Blake, Kayden Wray and Bentley Gillespie; brothers, Donald (Joyce) Wilson and Thomas (Marion) Wilson; step-daughter, Brenda Youngs; step-grandchildren, Jennifer Hapeman, Kayla Campbell and Stephanie Youngs; step-greatgrandchildren, Nariah and Logan Waye, and Kendrah Buchanan; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Memorial calling will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland, where a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Wayland.
    Contributions may be made to the Wayland Food Cupboard or to the donor’s choice. Those who wish to light a memory candle for Betty may do so at www.bairdfuneralhomes.com.
     
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