OBITUARY

Marie "Grethe" Bray

June 14, 1935June 29, 2018

Marie "Grethe" Bray (Petersen)

Age 83 of Coon Rapids, passed away on June 29, 2018.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Darold; parents, Alfred & Erna; and twin sister, Ingrid Ringrose.

She is survived by her children, Stephen (Patty) Bray, Ronald (Karen) Bray, Mindy (Dave) Pell, Terry (Victoria) Bray and Bill (Nancee) Bray; grandchildren: Amanda (Joe Morales), Rachel; Glen & Jeff Pell (Miranda Gleason); Alissa (Pat) Coquyt, Sam (Will Imholt), Will, Brandon & Robert Smith; Amber, Ashley & Taylor; great-grandchildren: Payton, Quinn, Aubrey, Hunter, Brook, Abby & one on the way; also by many loving relatives & friends.

Marie was raised in Solvang, CA. She graduated from both Grandview College, IA and SDSU, SD. Marie taught Home Ec. for District 16 (Spring Lake Park) from 1971-1995. She was an active JAMS volunteer. Marie enjoyed attending craft shows, weaving rugs and other crafts, and socializing with family & friends. She loved baking - especially treats for her grandkids and close friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11AM, MONDAY, 8/20/18 with visitation one hour prior at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Reception to follow the service in the Gearhart Community Room.

Interment will take place at 1:15PM at Epiphany Cemetery in Coon Rapids.

Services

20 August

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gearhart Funeral Home

11275 Foley Boulevard NW
Coon Rapids, Minnesota

20 August

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Gearhart Funeral Home

11275 Foley Boulevard NW
Coon Rapids, Minnesota

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Marie "Grethe" Bray

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Sherri LaBelle Roman

July 10, 2018

When I graduated High School from the class of 1982, I forged ahead and never looked back...nevertheless, when I saw the obituary link from a Facebook post, I recognized this beautiful and kind face. Mrs. Bray, the Home Economics teacher. Wow. And now the Glory Bells have rung for her. Many blessings to her family, as I have read that it is quite large. I believe she will be sorely missed, though Heaven has ushered in a lovely soul.

Jane Swanson

July 10, 2018

She was such a nice person not just a great teacher... she was dear to a lot of students over the years... class of 82

JoElla Kath (Ruud)

July 10, 2018

One of my favorite teachers. I believe she is the reason
I enjoy cooking and baking to this day. Peace to her family, she was a wonderful person.

Donna Nielsen-Canchola

July 10, 2018

A favorite teacher of mine!! May you rest of peace Mrs Bray.
Donna (Jirele) Canchola
Class of 1974

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY