OBITUARY

Carla Jean Wray

March 1, 1955December 21, 2020

Carla Jean (Senkel) Wray, age 65, of Aiken, SC, formerly of Cranberry Twp., passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at her residence. Born March 1, 1955, in Bellevue, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Julia (Just) Senkel. Carla was a retired Case Manager for a Rehabilitation Facility, was a fabulous cook, and had recently moved to South Carolina to be close to her children and their families. Being a 'Mom' was the most important thing in the world to her, and she will be greatly missed by her entire family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Joe Wray; a son, Jeremy (Ian) Wray; and her twins; Laura (Sarah), and Logan (Devin) Wray. Also surviving is one brother, David Senkel, a special niece, Amy Collard; close and dear friends; Gail and Curt Murtland, Leslie Dambaugh, and Amy Schrier and family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a niece; Katie Senkel, and a dear friend; Jim Dambaugh.

Friends will be received on Monday, December 28, from 1:30-3:30 and 5:30-7:30 at the Orion C Pinkerton Funeral Home; 1014 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. www.pinkertonfuneralhome.net Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 10:30am, with burial to follow at Allegheny County Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 28, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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Rhonda Seaman

January 5, 2021

I worked with Carla at Harmarville and was saddened to hear of her passing. I enjoyed working with her. She will be missed. Prayers for her family and friends.

Maureen & Jim Rowley

December 29, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. It was great to have you for such wonderful neighbors for many years. Sending prayers.

Helen Campbell

December 29, 2020

Sadly, I only got to meet Carla via video conference and never in person, as the corona virus pandemic meant we had to cancel our visit with Ian and Jeremy, which had been scheduled for earlier this year.
Never the less I felt I knew Carla, through the many stories that Jeremy and Ian would tell, and by having Jeremy as such a dear member of our family. It was clear to me that Carla was, and is, a much loved and special person.
We shared a connection through the love our boys share and I knew that she was Mom to my Ian, just like I was Mum to her Jeremy, and I am very grateful to her.
To dear Joe, Logan and Laura, I send our love and our prayers, and assure you that we will be there for Jeremy so that he has our love and support to help him through the sadness and grief.
With love from Helen, Tony and all the Campbell/Boulton family in Australia.

amy schrier

December 28, 2020

I was 15 when I was blessed to meet and eventually become a part of the Wray family. I started as their babysitter but never did they make me feel like I was "just a babysitter ". Carla has had such a huge impact on my life as both a wife and a mom. She taught me to forgive with grace, stand up for what I believe in, and accept others for who they are. The impact she has had on me will forever continue through my children. While she will be deeply missed, I know she is with each of us because she has made that impact on so many. Carla, thank you. I love you and will miss you.

Leslie Dambaugh

December 28, 2020

Carla and I were friends since our college days at Edinboro. We shared many adventures together. Our husbands were best friends. We worked together for almost 26 years. Our lives had many ups and downs, good and bad times and she was always there. Although these last few years have been different, I know she would of been there for me in an instant if I needed her. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

Ian Campbell-Wray

December 28, 2020

Carla and I both joined the Wray family via marriage - she made sure I was welcome, from day one. She made me laugh, she shared her home with me, she made a space for me in her family. Even from afar, I could feel Carla’s love - she would send me messages and cards, and call me to see how I was. Truly, I could not have asked for more from her, and she gave it graciously and with a quiet kindness. My name for her was Momla and she will always be that to me.

Gail Murtland

December 27, 2020

The pain of losing my dear friend Carla is sharp indeed; we were friends for 40 years! I shared a duplex with Joe and Carla from 1981 until 1985, and during those years, the Wrays welcomed me into their social circle with great warmth. We enjoyed parties, camping trips, and simply sharing our day-to-day lives. I came to trust Carla implicitly and grew to love her as the sister I never had, and for that I will thank our Lord eternally. I miss you terribly, dear sister.

Georgeann Doutt

December 27, 2020

I will remember how dedicated Carla was to her patients but also how much she cherished her family.
Rest In Peace, Carla. You will be greatly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY