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Elizabeth Hromadka McCray


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Elizabeth Hromadka McCray Obituary
May 23, 1939 - September 14, 2015 Elizabeth Hromadka McCray, dearest wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully at age 76, surrounded by her three children on September 14, 2015. Born and raised in Santa Monica, California to Dr. John Benjamin Hromadka and Margaret Enid Hromadka, Beth spent her childhood in the Los Angeles area and many summers in Newport Beach. She attended high school at Marlborough School in Los Angeles, and continued her education at U.C. Berkeley, where she was member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. Beth married the love of her life, John Woodworth McCray in 1966 and they moved to Newport Beach to raise their family. She greatly enjoyed travel, gardening and antiquing, trips to Baja California, Mexico with John, being a part of the Little Garden Club of Newport Beach, walking around Balboa Island with her dogs, and spending time with her loved ones. Beth will be remembered for her devotion to her family, understated strength, grace, loyalty, beautiful smile and the lifelong friendships she made along the way. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, and is survived by her three children, Anne McCray Pauley, John W. McCray, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, and Molly Elizabeth McCray; granddaughters Brooke Davis Pauley, Kara McHenry Pauley, Lucy Quigg McCray and Mary Frances McCray; and brothers Ben Hromadka and his wife Lou, and Donald Hromadka and his wife Lucy. In accordance with Beth's wishes, a private burial will be held. The family would like to express their gratitude for the prayers, visits, notes and support throughout her fight with cancer, as she knew she was truly loved. If you wish to honor Beth's memory, you may donate to one of her favored causes, Circle 1000, St. Michael & All Angels, Marlborough School, or a . We are blessed to have been touched by this wonderful soul and she will forever remain in our hearts, knowing she is happy again to be reunited with her beloved husband.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 18 to Sept. 21, 2015
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