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Rebekah Trees Ray


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Rebekah Trees Ray Obituary
Rebekah Trees Ray
Born on January 10, 1919, died June 15, 2017, to Mary Adelia and Grover Kirby Trees Sr.; and brother "G.K.", in LaPryor, Texas.  She attended local schools and after graduation she attended Drough's Business College in San Antonio, TX. After three years of employment, she went to Seattle, WA, to be with an ill aunt who had small children. She worked in the county hospital, where she was injured, but after recovery, she returned to bookkeeping at the Seattle branch of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank.

She worked until being married to Mark Glen Ray of Oroville, in 1946, whom she met while visiting a relative.  They moved to Yuba City, in 1947, and lived there until he was called home in 1983.  In 2004, she moved to Marysville, where she lived until her death.

Mark and Rebekah were avid fishing partners and hunters.  When seasons were open, they were somewhere in the Sierras, fishing or hunting, and always accompanied by their Springer Spaniel.  During her first years in Yuba City/Marysville, she worked in Central Bank (Mr. Hetland) and Central Bank (Clint Harris) but decided part time was better so she and her husband could spend more time together on the rivers or in the mountains and helping with his bookkeeping.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 37+ years, Mark Ray (1983); her brother "G.K." (Casualty 1942 WWII) and her survivors are special cousins, Hal King Martin (Marlys), Portland OR, Edith Collins (Fiuis) San Antonio, TX, Ira Trees (Lillian), Dallas, TX, Walter O. Trees (Louise) Uvalde, TX and Mark's nephew, John G. Lawson, Tacoma WA.  Numerous friends but especially Margaret Rockwell and Lelah Holmes.  She expressed kindness and consideration and to let them know they were deeply appreciated.

There will be a Graveside Service at Sutter Cemetery, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:00 am.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on June 20, 2017
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