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Shirley Ann (McDonald) Ray unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at her home in Santa Clara, California.

Shirley, or Sam, as she was known more recently to friends and family, was born on July 4, 1934, in a dugout house near Alva, Oklahoma. She was the youngest child of Charles Irvan and Florence Georgina (Tidwell) McDonald.

Shirley married William J. (Bill) Ray, of Rosston, on May 30, 1953, in Clayton, New Mexico. They built their lives together, initially teaching and attending Northwestern Oklahoma State College (University) in Alva in their summers and spare time. She taught...

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