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Mabel Louise Ray

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Mabel Louise Ray Obituary

Mabel L. Ray, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014, at home with her family in Alamogordo. She was born on Aug. 11, 1935, in Tularosa to Jose R. and Sophie (Aguilar) Sanchez.

Mabel grew up in Tularosa where she met her soul mate, Darel M. Ray. She was a devoted wife and mother, a woman of great faith and love for her family. Her interests included: gardening, oil painting, ceramics, antiques, clocks, Notre Dame football and going to garage sales.

As a military wife, she had a great love for her country and was involved in many organizations and functions. She was a devoted Roman Catholic, where she was a member of several parish councils and taught catechism.

Mabel is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, her parents and in-laws, Walter S. and Orba L. (Norman) Ray.

She is survived by her children: Duane Ray of Ruidoso; David Ray and his wife Robin of Eunice, and Dennis Ray of Alamogordo; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Joann Marrujo of Alamogordo and Lily Aguilar of Parker, Colo.

A rosary and a Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, with Father Carlos Espinoza officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are D. Duane Ray (DJ), John Joe Marrujo, Reney Marrujo, Chuck Marrujo, Richard Aguilar, Robby McBee and Cyruss Foote.
Inurnment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

The Ray family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home. Cremation will take place PCS.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 2 to Aug. 31, 2014
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