Betty Jean Scanlon Ray


August 7, 1927 – January 20, 2018

Betty Jean Scanlon Ray passed away on January 20, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Betty was born August 7, 1927 in Hannibal, Missouri to John and Elsie Scanlon, the third of seven children. In 1933 her family moved to Oregon where she eventually met the love of her life – Vearl Ray. The two were married in 1945, and prior to Vearl’s death – had been married for 66 years.
Betty spent the majority of her adult life caring for her family and doting on her grandchildren – to whom she wasn’t just a grandmother but a good friend. Betty was an avid reader, loved all movies, was known for her sharp wit, amazing crossword skills and artistic abilities.
Betty was taken care of in her final years by the dedicated staff at Graceland Care Homes in Newport.
She is survived by those who loved her more than anything. Her absence will be felt by all.

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