Joan N. Ray, 72, passed away on March 31, 2017

Joan Nadine Ray, 72, Army veteran, passed away on March 31, 2017 at the Robert J. Dole VA Hospital. She was born on July 17, 1944 in El Dorado, to John Delas and Vivian Pearl "Schupp" Ray. Joan graduated form Circle High and took some college courses. She lived many places in her life and had lots of wonderful experiences. Joan was a member of the VFW and the El Dorado Army Reserve. She loved animals but had a special place in her heart for horses and dogs and loved being in the country with them.
Joan is survived by: her siblings,  Richard Ray (Sharon) and Mary Wright (Gerold); many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Vivian, and a nephew Richard E. Ray.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Towanda Cemetery, Towanda, with Pastor Ron Cox officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Joan's memory to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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