Hallie Lee McCray, 61, of Ramona passed away on June 6, 2014. She was born on December 21, 1952, at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Wini and Robert Blair. Being part of an Army family she had the opportunity to live all over the world. She lived in Scottsdale, Arizona, where her brother, Robert, was born, Fort Ord, California, Taiwan and Germany. After her father got out of the service, they moved to Riverside, California, where the family owned and operated several Dairy Queens. Hallie and her brother worked at the family business on weekends and in the summers.|
Hallie graduated from Ramona High School in Riverside. She went on to college at American University in Washington, D.C., and worked as a travel agent. While working as a travel agent she met her lifelong best friend, Becky, and together they worked and traveled the world, including an African Safari. When she returned to Southern California, she went to work for American Airlines and had the opportunity to continue her travels all over the US. She loved to take cruises and was blessed to go on 30 of them. She continued to work in the travel industry until 9/11.
She met her beloved Rex through family connections and they were married on March 12, 1988, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ontario, CA. Rex was transferred to San Diego in 2002 and they moved to Ramona in July of that year.
Hallie is survived by her husband, Rex; nephew, Brandon; and brother, Robert, and his wife, La, and their three children who live in Long Beach.
Hallie bravely endured many health problems over the past few years and passed away peacefully on June 6, 2014.
There will be a Memorial Service in Hallie's honor on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 1pm at the Ramona United Methodist Church. Her ashes will be interred at Nuevo Memory Gardens in Ramona.
Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on June 19, 2014