RUE EVERETT CRAY

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE – Rue E. Cray, 90, died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at the Cari-bou Veterans’ Home. He was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Westfield, the son of James W. and Eunice (Cray) Cray. Rue served his country during World War II in the European theatre. After his discharge, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for the city of Presque Isle, and then as a bus driver and custodian for the Opportunity Training Center. Rue’s faith in God was very important to him and he was a longtime member of the Full Gospel Assembly, Presque Isle, where he served as a deacon for many years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed many happy times bird hunting and fishing with his loving wife, Laura. He is survived by three children; a son, Ivan and his wife, Lisa, of Brookhaven, Miss.; two daughters, Goldenia Farley and her husband, Robert, of Lewiston and Evelyn Moro of Presque Isle; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Gilbert and Paul, both of Presque Isle; several nieces and nephews; and a son-in-law, Dick Moro. In addition to his parents, Rue was predeceased by his wife, Laura; a son and daughter-in-law, Merlin W. and Deborah Cray; four brothers and a sister. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those who helped Rue during these last years. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Earl Durost officiating. Interment with military honors will take place after the service at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. A reception will be held after the committal at the Church of Jesus, Chapman Street. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com

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