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Nancy Rae Bray

October 28, 1950 – August 28, 2023


October 19, 2023

Nancy Rae Bray October 28 – August 28, 2023

Walla Walla resident Nancy Rae Bray passed away quietly at home on August 28, 2023. Born on October 28, 1950 in Walla Walla, Washington and raised on the family farm in Waitsburg, where she attended Waitsburg Elementary and Waitsburg High School. She married Raymond Leon Bray on June 6, 1970. The couple moved to Walla Walla that same year where they began their new lives and started a family. She retired as an Administrative Secretary in 2004. Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, quilting, traveling, camping, fishing and outdoor adventures. She also loved animals, especially horses and dogs.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Raymond Leon Bray; daughters, Sherri Rene Bowen (Roger) and Cassandra Lynn Randall; son, Marty Lee Bray (Joelle); sisters, Bess Herndon (Clint) and Barbara Jones; brother, George Gagnon (Roz Edwards); grandchildren, Bowen Randall, Remi Bloom(Wyatt), Lars Bray, Forrest Bray, Arliss Bray, Storm Morford and Sierra Morford. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ava Jean Gagnon. She will be greatly missed.

Additional thanks are due to the staff at Walla Walla Community Hospice for their tireless commitment to Nancy's care and comfort.

A gathering of loved ones and friends will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 11 AM at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Rd, Walla Walla.. A light meal reception will follow at the Bray's Family home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either CurePSP at 325 Hudson St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013 or online

Friends and family may share memories and sign the online guestbook at


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