Born: July 12, 1935
Death: March 19, 2017

Gladys Jean Ray, age 81 of Alto, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; and great-granddaughter, Adreanna. She is survived by her children, Kerry (Keith) Koning, James (Marsha) Ray, Jody (Lori Dussia) Ray, Robin (Andrea Renze) Ray; grandchildren, Rebecca (Kevin) Hilderbrandt, Bryan (Erin) Koning, Jessica (Darin) Parker, Marissa Ray, Emily (Brian Dougherty) Ray, Tyler Ray, Dylan Ray-McFarland; great-grandchildren, Kaiden Hilderbrandt, Kullen Hilderbrandt, Halley Hilderbrandt, Gracey Koning, Nixon Ray, Mason Ray; and very special friend, Debbie Heukels. Gladys was prom queen in high school and very social. She loved camping and snowmobiling, and worked for 30 years at J.C. Penney. Visitation will be held 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI. Funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Roth-Gerst Chapel. Rev. Ken Ford of Alton Bible Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 100, Southfield, MI 48033-7443.

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