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Rosemary Ray


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Rosemary Ray Obituary
Rosemary E. Ray, 70, of Sugarmill Woods, entered into rest on Aug. 28, 2015, with her family by her side.
Rosemary was born June 28, 1945, in La Grange, Missouri, the daughter of Ralph and Rose Gullion. Following high school graduation, Rosemary attended the Gem City Business School and later attended the University of Maryland Paralegal Studies, and the Ramapo College of Business. Rosemary held different technical sales positions with Element Technologies in California and also for Degussa Corporation in New Jersey. She was the former activities director for the Villa San Ramon Assisted Living and Independent Care Facility in California. Rosemary was active in Pug Rescue, serving as chairperson for the Northern California Pug Rescue.
After moving to Florida, she was active for many years with Women of Sugarmill Woods and their many charitable endeavors, with special affinity for the Take Stock in Children charity of Citrus County. Rosemary was fond of traveling (especially cruising). Her favorite travel destination was the Big Island, which she and her husband visited frequently over the years. Rosemary enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends in their various bridge groups.
Rosemary is survived by her husband, Tom, at home; son, Bob Moss and his wife Erin of Panama City, Florida; stepdaughter, Tricia Carvalho and her husband John of Seattle, Washington; brother, Phil Gullion of LaGrange, Missouri; and sister, Carol Vogel and her husband Robert of Quincy, Illinois. Rosemary also leaves seven grandchildren who she adored.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, from 2 to 3 p.m. with a celebration-of-life service to follow at 3 p.m. at the Wilder Funeral Home, 4890 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446. The family requests you join them for a reception immediately following at the Sugarmill Woods Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that any donations be made in her name to her favorite charity - Take Stock in Children of Citrus County. TSIC is a statewide school-based mentoring program that assists deserving youths from low-income families by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, support staff, tutoring, early intervention and long-term support. All donations are matched by the State of Florida. Please submit any donations to: 9360 Winwood Loop, Inverness, FL 34450, with "Rosemary Ray/WSW" in the memo section.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from Sept. 1 to Sept. 9, 2015
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