Evelyn Ruth Ray

03/04/1926 — 09/29/2019

From Richland, WA | Born in Unionville, MO

Evelyn Ruth Ray

Evelyn Ruth (Sell) Ray, 93, was born March 4, 1926 in Unionville, Missouri, the youngest daughter of Charles E. and Maude Alda McKee Sell. She passed away on September 29, 2019 in the Kadlec ER. She resided in the Tri-Cities for 55 years and spent the last four living with her son, Herb Ford and his wife.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, son Mike Ford and her husband Jack Ray. She is survived by her son Herb Ford (Christy), daughter-in-law Kim Ford, grandchildren: Audra Hanson, Danae Hamaker, Michael Ford, Max Ford, Trever Ford and step-children Rick ‘Jack’ Ray, Elaine Isenberg and two great-grandchildren. She was a retired Executive Secretary from the Hanford site.

She loved her family and her friends – especially all the ladies she played cards with! Her laughter and sense of humor will be missed.

There will be a memorial and graveside service on October 25th, 2 pm at Einan’s in Richland, followed by an open house at her son’s home: 2445 Davison Ave, Richland Wa immediately following the service. Please come celebrate her life with us!

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  • Aunt Evie was loved by many here in Mo & IA. She returned annually to join family & friends at the Putnam Co Fair and participated in several All School Reunions She was well known for her pie baking skills. She entered a pie every year she returned and took home many a ribbon. She shared her easy recipe for pie crust with us over 20 years ago. Another favorite memory was sharing lots of family stories over the years. She was so proud of her entire family and shared photos as the family grew. We talked several times a year and teased each other over who was making the popcorn as we watched rodeos or a movie. And sometimes there might be a family favorite meal being prepared either in her kitchen or mine and it was always stated just stop by dinner is on the table. We will miss her wonderful sense of humor and remember her infectious laugh as our birthdays and the holidays roll around. Our thoughts & prayers are with our family across the miles. She lived life to the fullest enjoying every moment and shared her zest for life with all those she encountered.
    Hugs from afar — Your Cousins in Missouri

    Larry Don & Lillian R.M. Sell
    March 22, 2020
    Unionville, MO 63565
  • Evelyn and I worked together on the Hanford Project for many year and she was the one who trained me when I started and we remained close friends from then on We shared many events at Hanford for the women of Gentrics Organization. She was my last connection of those memorable days which I will always remember. I will miss and love her always!

    JoAnn Strickland
    February 2, 2020
    Buckeye, AZ
  • Evelyn was a special friend with my mother, Marjorie Hinkle. She got her pekingnes, Muffin, from me. Jack and Evelyn so loved Muffin. Have such wonderful memories of Evelyn and her funny sense of humor and love. Love ya!!!!

    October 17, 2019
    Benton City