Vivian Grube Ray, 91, of Altoona, formerly of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the home of her daughter.

A daughter of the late George P. and Lorena Korb Grube, she was born Dec. 11, 1921 in Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Ray was a 1939 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. She graduated from Indiana State Teachers’ College in 1943, with a degree in Elementary Education. In 1948, she married Harry W. Ray. Mrs. Ray was a member of Graystone Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women’s Circle, Builder’s Class Sunday school, Presbyterian Church Library Board, a former member of the Bertha Sunderland Circle, and a member of the Indiana Garden Club. She served as Worthy Matron of the OES, Tyrone Chapter in 1970, and Worthy Matron of the OES, Indiana Chapter in 1999 and again in 2001. She served on the Board of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Homes, where she also served as Historian. Mrs. Ray volunteered at St. Andrew’s and Indiana Regional Medical Center. She enjoyed traveling, reading books, knitting, and baking cookies and pies. Mrs. Ray especially loved her only grandson, Wade, and her constant companion, her dachshund, Willie.

She is survived by her son, Edward George Ray and Joey Ang, of Palm Springs, Calif.; and her daughter, Susan Ray Gunsallus and husband Tim, of Altoona; grandson, Wade Colin Gunsallus and Alexis M. Wong, of Denver, Colo.; brother-in-law, John B. Ray and wife Katherine, of Sun City West, Ariz.; two nieces: Judith Grube George and husband Lisle, of Indiana; and Jackie Grube Zuniga and husband Miquel, of Lenexa, Kans.; two nephews, James Grube and wife Cheryl, of Homer City; and Alton Grube and wife Debra, of Lansdale ; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harry W. Ray, on Nov. 25, 2008; two brothers: L. Blaine Grube and Alton Grube; and their respective wives: Bernice Grube and Annie Grube.



Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013 at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., Indiana, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. William Milligan officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions may be made to the Graystone Presbyterian Church Library, 640 Church Street, Indiana, PA 15701, in memory of Vivian, who loved working with the library ladies on Thursdays.


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