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Richard M. Bray
A funeral service was held Saturday at the Ceres Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Richard Marvin Bray, 73, of Modesto. He died Feb. 5, 2010.

Buriak was at Ceres Memorial Park under the direction of Eaton Family Funeral Service.

Mr. Bray was born Aug. 10, 1936 in Modesto. He moved to San Francisco and graduated from Poly High San Francisco in 1954. He attended LaVerne College. Mr. Bray worked in the trucking industry starting with his father-in-law for Kennedy Trucking in Southern California and Arizona, Lodi Trucking, Brite Transport and Clawson Trucking after returning to the Modesto area. Dick also worked for Stanislaus County Schools delivering mail. He also worked for A.L. Williams. Mr. Bray was a 50-year member of Guadalupe Parlor Native Sons of the Golden West. He also belonged to Genealogical Society of Stanislaus. Dick taught square dancing during the 1980s and 1990's for Bray's Bunch. He raised Angel fish and had over 200 aquariums. Dick worked with STARS (Sheriff Team of Active Retired Seniors). He actively supported Boy Scouts by heading the fundraiser Friends of Scouting for his ward. He enjoyed reading Louis Lamour westerns, gardening, cast iron cooking, stamp collecting and family activities.

He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Jean Bray; his children, Debbie Bray of Alta Loma, and Donald Bray and Douglas Bray, both of Rancho Cucamonga; his brother, Robert Bray of Springville, Utah; six grandchildren, Brianna, Logan, Taralee, Melanie, Landon and Rachel Bray, all of Rancho Cucamonga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Fern Bray.

-Ceres Courier /February 17, 2010