Gloria “Jean” Ray

07/08/1943 - 03/06/2019
Service Date: 03/12/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Cooley Park Meetinghouse, 3345 East McLellan Road, Mesa, Arizona 85213
Visitation Date: 03/12/2019
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Cooley Park Meetinghouse, 3345 East McLellan Road, Mesa, Arizona 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Gloria “Jean” Ray, 75, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2019 at her home in Mesa, Arizona. She was born to Richard and LaVon Ray on July 8, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jean taught for Mesa Public Schools for 40 years and has influenced the lives of many children. She loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed being with them often. Her talents were many – from sewing, calligraphy, genealogy, crocheting, and mostly doll making.

Jean is survived by her brothers, Ken and Elton, and her sisters, Rivon and Dorothy. Her brother, David, preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Cooley Park Meetinghouse, 3345 East McLellan Road, Mesa, Arizona. A visitation will begin one hour prior to the service, at 9:00am. Jean will be laid to rest at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Perpetual Education Fund or the Missionary Fund for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which Jean was a faithful, life-time member. https://ident.lds.org/sso/UI/Login?service=credentials

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  • Lori and Scott Pomeroy

    She had 75 wonderful years here on the earth and ,she was like a” second mom “”to my daughter-in-law. .. She was always there when she needed her and helped out with many of her nephews and nieces. she will always be remembered as a WONDERFUL and CARING person.🚙👼 . 🙎SHE WILL TRULY EARN HER WINGS👼 IN HEAVEN..😍

  • Truly a “CHILD OF GOD” and a great representative Of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Love you Jeannie ray. ❤️❤️ MAY GOD PROTECT YOU AKWAYS.

  • My Aunt Jean, was loved by me and all my siblings. She had such a caring heart for her nieces and nephews. Aunt Jean, was the person who first introduced me to the world of Musical Theatre. Since Aunt Jean introduced me to Musicals my life has completely changed for the good. I will always remember when she took me to me very first musical because ever since then, I could watch a musical and always think of her ❤️

  • Peggy and I extend our sympathy and condolences for the loss of a beautiful life. Jean’s influence for good
    went way out passed the norm. She will be called blessed throughout the eternities. Our love and prayers
    go out to her family.

  • Our family loved Miss Ray! She was an example of love for everyone no matter who they were. I loved her sweet smile and will be indebted to her forever for the kindness she showed our children as their teacher.

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