OBITUARY

Juanita Mae Bray

May 26, 1920April 16, 2019
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Juanita Mae Bray (Deckard) passed away peacefully at home on April 16, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana at the age of 98. Juanita is survived by her daughter, Patricia Payne (Richard) of Bloomington; siblings, Lenora Eads of Bloomington, Lee(wife Evelyn)Deckard of Bloomington, and Gene(wife Connie)Deckard of Bloomington; grandchildren, Denean(husband Scott)Gillenwater of Bloomington, Dirk(wife Susan)Robosky of Bloomington, Jeffrey Bray of Bloomington, Katrina(husband Kevin)Bottorff of Georgia, Leisa Smith of Bloomington, and Julie(husband Evan)Hardy of Bloomington; 14 great grand-children; 11 great great grand-children and many nieces and nephews. Juanita is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bray, of Bloomington; son, Donald(wife Patty Sue) Bray of Bloomington; siblings, Glen(wife Bernice)Deckard of Bedford, Gilbert Deckard of Bloomington, Richard(wife Colleen)Deckard of Ellettsville, Vernon of Clear Creek and Edward of Clear Creek; grandchild, Dale Hayden of Bloomington and one great grand-daughter. Juanita was born on May 26, 1920 in Clear Creek, Indiana to Otto and Flossie Pink Deckard. She married Paul Bray, on December 21, 1937. The couple soon moved to Lafayette, Indiana where she maintained household care at the large family farm in which her husband ran. Both of their children were born while living in Lafayette. Juanita and her husband moved to Knightridge in Bloomington while the children were very young. Spending most of her life on Knightridge, in their home of 73 years, Juanita was a wonderful homemaker with a heart of gold as she genuinely loved being a hostess to all who came to visit. She was a generous individual who was passionate with serving and sharing her faith with others. Paul and Juanita were quite the entrepreneurs, starting their own business, Bray’s Bait and Tackle after completion of Lake Monroe in 1965 until the early 1980’s. They both enjoyed camping and traveling and spent much of their early retirement traveling the western parts of the United States. She was an active and dedicated member of Burgoon Church in Bloomington. Visitation is scheduled for 4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St. Bloomington, IN 47401and Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9:30a.m. at Burgoon Church, Bloomington. The funeral is scheduled for 10:30a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Burgoon Church, Bloomington, with interment at Valhalla Memory Gardens, Bloomington. A reception will follow at Burgoon Church, Bloomington. Mr. Harold Godsey will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Juanita Mae Bray’s life. The family would like to thank the church, caregivers and friends, for their continued thoughts and prayers. We are all so blessed to be a part of Juanita’s life. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia (husband Richard) Payne, Daughter
  • Lenora Eads, Sister
  • Stanley Eads, Brother-in-law
  • Lee (Wife Evelyn) Deckard, Brother
  • Gene (wife Connie) Deckard, Brother
  • Denean (husband Scott) Gillenwater, Granddaughter
  • Dirk (wife Susan) Robosky, Grandson
  • Jeffrey Bray, Grandson
  • Katrina (husband Kevin) Bottorff, Granddaughter
  • Leisa Smith, Granddaughter
  • Julie (husband Evan) Hardy, Granddaughter
  • Paul Bray, Husband
  • Donald Bray, Son
  • Glen Deckard, Brother
  • Gilbert Deckard, Brother
  • Richard Deckard, Brother
  • Vernon Bray, Infant son
  • Edward Bray, Infant son
  • Dale Hayden, Grandson
  • Otto Deckard, Father
  • Flossie Pink Deckard, Mother
  • Juanita leaves behind 14 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren who will cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dirk Robosky
  • Kayden Gillenwater
  • Kamryn Gillenwater
  • Scott Gillenwater
  • Adrian Winger
  • Travis Deckard
  • Ronnie Deckard

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 20, 2019

Memories

Juanita Mae Bray

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Les and Tammie Hartsock

April 19, 2019

Juanita,

We only got to Meet a Couple of Times. We asked You how You Loved Your New Beautiful Home & Neighborhood, You replied, "Oh, I don't Live Here, I'm just "Passing Through-I'm just Along for the Ride". Well, You indeed were "Passing Through-Along for the Ride". You now at Your "Final Destination - +Heaven+"! - You are indeed at the Most Glorious Home of All & in the Arms of Our Glorious Lord & Savior! One Day We know, We'll Meet Again in Heaven! We'll Sit Together, Talk, Sing, Laugh & Share Stories-Oh, What a Glorious Day that Will Be !!!

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with You & All Your Family,
Love & God Be with You All,
Les & Tammie Hartsock & Amos Emmanuel too

Bonita Porter

April 18, 2019

Dear Patty. Thinking of you at this time, so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Love and blessings. Bonita Porter

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