Robert ‘Bob’ Bray
Robert Bray, 70, of Toledo, Washington, passed from our lives on April 6, 2018, at home.
Born in Fullerton, Calif., to Vernon and Helene “Sue” (Armstrong) Bray, he moved to Washington in 1977 to be closer to his family, who had relocated to this state. Bob retired from Longview Fibre Company as a warehouseman/trucker.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Sanjume; two sons, Eli Itoh and Wyatt Bray (Amy); a grandson, Sevren Bray; his mother, Sue; two brothers, Bruce Bray (Sandy), and Phillip Bray (Jill); two sisters, Robin Bray and Ellen McGlothlin (Christopher); an uncle, William Bray (Diana); and many beloved nieces and nephews.
His father and beloved “Gram” preceded him in death.
Bob was keenly interested in world events; was an avid reader and student of history. He easily engaged in conversation with anyone he met, making friends out of once strangers. Bob enjoyed fishing, the ocean, Oahu’s north shore, Seahawks football, and loved the 4th of July holiday. His favorite pastimes were gardening while listening to the Seattle Mariners (season ticket holder) and attending baseball’s spring training in Arizona. Bob will be dearly missed by his wide circle of family and friends.
Thank you to the many doctors, nurses and medical assistants of OHSU, Providence and PeaceHealth who provided Bob with counsel, care and compassion as he battled cancer. Thanks to the nurses and aides at Assured Hospice, Centralia for their kindnesses and attention to his well-being. Lastly, most importantly, thank you to family and friends who supported and loved Bob, not only during his illness, but throughout his life.
Respecting his wishes, no services will be held. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.