Julia Letta Ray died Sept. 25, 2008.

Mrs. Ray was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Webb City, Mo., to Isaac Jason and Leila Ady. She was raised in Miami where she attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and graduated from Drury College in Springfield, Mo., a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She later attend the University of Hawaii where she studied toward a master's degree. She lived in Honolulu for 23 years before moving to Walnut Creek, Calif., in 1974.

She worked in Honolulu for the Dole Pineapple Corporation as a research librarian. In Honolulu, she was an active volunteer for the Girl Scouts, League of Women Voters and with Central Union Church. She was a member of the “Alpha's of Walnut Creek.” She donated her time as a volunteer at John Muir Hospital as a medical research librarian and the American Cancer Society.

She married John A. Jack Ray in 1950 in Miami.

Survivors include her daughter, Stephanie Ray Butz, and her grandchildren Matthew and Bo of Portland, Ore., Sara Hoyer of Martinez, Calif., and Eric Ray of Oakdale, Calif.

No service was held.

Memorials are suggested to East Bay Hospice, Oakland California.