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Monday, August 6, 2007

Wapella.com mourns Lavon Willoughboy

Wapella.com mourns Lavon Bray Willoughby, 92, a longtime Wapella resident. Mrs.Willoughby is the mother of the great Jerry Willoughby of Clinton, Eugene, Paul, and Patricia Lord as well as the Aunt, Great Aunt and Great-Great Aunt of over 100 Wapella Wildcats. She was preceded in death by her husband Orville Willoughby, five sisters and three brothers, including Merle "Brute" Bray of Wapella.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

May she rest in peace.

I was wondering if anyone could name her brothers and sisters?

Anonymous said...

Agnes Morris
Amanda Simpson-Maxwell
Walter "Bear" Bray
Clell "Skip" Bray
Margaret Roberts
Helen Devore
Alice Hammer
Lavon Willoughby
Hazel Polen
Merle "Brute" Bray

It seesm I am missing one. Any help from my kinsmen?

BEP

Ann said...

Where does Ab(sp?)Bray fit into this family tree?

Anonymous said...

I believe that Albert was a first cousin to this brood's father, Millard "Jack" Bray.

BEP

Anonymous said...

While we are on the subject, how are Vee
Welch and Glendel Bray tied to the tribe?

Thanks for the info BEP. I knew several of the ladies, Mandy the best, all were real sweethearts.
Merle was the only one of the men I knew, he was very kind. You are all privileged to be related to them.

Jean

Ann said...

I'll second that!

Anonymous said...

Mary Cynthia and Jack Bray's children were all kind and generous. I remember our great-aunts very well; they all told us that we were "beautiful children" even when I was as ugly as a post. If you went to their home they killed the fatted calf and made you feel like you were queen/king for the day. Aunt Mandy introduced me to cream soda.

Consider that my great-grandfather died in one of influenza epidemics and that my great-grandmother raised her children by herself. Somewhat daunting. "Ma", as she was known, rejoined the Roman Church at the end of her life. I don't think she ever left, but she did it by the numbers.

Huge kudos to Jack and Mary Cynthia, their children, grandchildren and my generation, the great-grandchildren.

Pax,

BEP

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