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Louis A. “Gene” Ray | Obituary

Louis A. “Gene” Ray

Louis A. “Gene” Ray died Nov. 17, 2011 after a brief illness.  He was 83.

Mr. Ray was in Detroit, Mich., on June 23, 1927 and grew up in Evansville, Indiana. He married his wife, Bettye in 1948.

When he was hired by the Boeing Company in 1957 they moved with their young family to Bellevue, and later (1964) to Issaquah.  He worked for Boeing for 33 years.

He is survived by his six daughters, Kathi, Karen, Karla, Kay, Kim and Krysti.  He was predeceased by his wife of more than 62 years, Bettye, in December of 2010.

Mr. Ray was active in amateur theatrical productions and musical performances during college years at the University of Evansville and later at the Samena Club in Bellevue.  He served for many years as choir director of Lake Hills Congregational Church in Bellevue.

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