Lawrence Gray passed away on the morning of November 17, 2014, at the age of 92. He was born in 1922, to Conrad and Tompka Anna Gray in Douglas, WA. After a short time at Washington State University, he moved into the automotive and fork lift industry as a mechanic, shop foreman, service manager and proceeded to build a family. He could fix anything mechanical and was an accomplished welder, fisherman and hunter in his earlier years.
Hazel Christensen Elder, age 94, died on November 15, 2014. She lived in Wenatchee from 1947 to 2012, and in Bellingham, WA for most of the past two years. She leaves behind her two sons, Eric (wife, Carolyn), Chris (wife, Judy); daughter, Joyce (husband, Gary); six Elder grandchildren, Justin (Hannah), David (Rebekah), Laura, Amy, Daniel, and Sarah; great-grandsons, Noah and Levi Elder; and her special neighbors and friends, Ken and Kathy Fulkerson, Lorraine and Carl Fulkerson, Lauribel Harrison, and Peggy Doane.
Jeannine Ellen Ray, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and auntie, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 5, 1935, in Waterville, WA to Marcus and Bernice Griggs. She attended Orondo Elementary School and went on to graduate from Wenatchee High School in 1953. After graduation, she worked with her parents on the family orchards in Orondo. She met Marvin Ray of Cashmere, WA and they were married December 28, 1967, in Cashmere.