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Obituary: Catherine Mary Ray

Catherine Mary Ray, 72, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., died on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at her home. Catherine was born on Jan. 28, 1939, in Youngstown, Ohio, to William and Catherine (Bauer) Szabados.

Catherine graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1956 and went on to nurses training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.

On Oct. 10, 1959, she married Robert L. Ray, of Wexford, Pa. They both retired to Prescott Valley in 2001. Catherine and her sister Loretta became partners in real estate, working for CMA & Associates from 2007. She has been an active member of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1947.

Catherine is survived by her husband, Robert L. Ray of Prescott Valley; children Laura J. Cower of Clearwater, Fla., Sharon A. Fink of State College, Pa., and Michael L. Ray of Wexford, Pa.; and her sister Loretta Henderson of Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Memorial services for Catherine will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 12135 E. Turquoise Circle, Dewey, Ariz. Services will be conducted by John Grippe.

The Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. Please sign Catherine's online guestbook at

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