In Loving Memory of June Dryce Bray

June Dryce Bray
Born in Albany, NY on Nov. 14, 1925
Departed on Jan. 9, 2004 and resided in Bethesda, MD.
Memorial Service: Saturday Jan. 17, 2004

My Grandmother, June Bray, was one of the most incredible people I have ever known. She had recently been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimers, and was setting her affairs in order. We were all preparing for the long haul, I even had a trip planned (my plane left the next day) to come and visit Maryland and help Grandmom get moved into her new assisted living facility, which is why it was so shocking when she was hit by a UPS truck and killed while crossing the street near her home.

The funeral home has a great service where they will allow people to go online and write eulogies for the deceased and their loved ones. I have decided to mirror that here, so if the version on the funeral home ever goes down, we have a copy of it.

Bray, June Dryce (age 78) Passed away suddenly on Friday, January 9, 2004. She is survived by four daughters, Lauren, Bonnie, Alison, Jeanne and spouses; a sister, Norma; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and dear friends. A memorial service will be held at PUMPHREY’S COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 300 West Montgomery Avenue (Rte 28 just off I-270, exit 6-A) Rockville, MD, on Saturday, January 17, 2004, at 11 AM. Please sign and view the Bray family guest book at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com.

On behalf of the entire staff at Pumphrey Funeral Home I wish to extend our sincere sympathies to you and your family.

Neil E. Piner
pumphrey@pumphreyfh.com
Jan 13, 2004
Rockville, MD

Mom, my world will never be the same without you. I love you, Jeannie

Jeannie Bloomer
jpbloomer@yahoo.com
Jan 13, 2004
Rockville, MD

i enjoyed having you around and i will always remember the fun times we've shared. you live always in my heart.

anna bloomer
Jan 13, 2004
Rockville, MD

June, you are very special to me and I miss you so much. Your sense of humor, perspective and willingness to be involved in our lives has been a big part of building up our family over the years. Love, your son in law, James P.

James P. Bloomer
jpbloomer@yahoo.com
Jan 13, 2004
Rockville, MD

When I think of you, I think of gum, Time magazine, and golfing at Sligo golf course. You always had gum in your purse (Grandgum was very reliable) and you never failed to bring over your copies of Time magazines anytime you came over. But mostly I'll miss those days at Sligo golf course when we were both cursing and doing our best to get that darn ball in the hole. Anytime I go golfing I'll always think of you. Thanks and I already miss you. Love, James

James L. Bloomer
Jan 13, 2004
Rockville, MD

You were the strongest woman I have ever met. You were never ashamed of who you were. You lived life to the very fullest anyone could. You never gave up on anyone or anything, no matter what it took.

You were quick to laugh and share joy. I used to love it whenever you got something new because you were so excited to tell everyone about it, no matter how small. (Remember when you got that garish pink ashtray that said June on it, and you dragged us all into the bathroom to show it off?)

You taught me to be honest with the people I love even if it hurt, and you taught me the depths of love. You accepted me for who I am, exactly the way I am, even if I sometimes made stupid mistakes (which you weren't afraid to point out to me - and you were always right!)

You welcomed everyone into your home. You never turned me away, even if you had just woken up, or the house wasn't clean. (Although I remember sitting in the living room waiting for an hour one time!)

You were one of my closest friends. I told you once that you were not allowed to die. And you know what? You never will die, because you will live on in my heart and my memories as long as I live. And that part of you that I keep in my heart will be passed on to my children and my children's children.

You are immortal.

Andrea Drennen
andread@topssoft.com
Jan 15, 2004
Clearwater, FL

June, I will miss you. I really treasured our relationship and how well we were able to get along in, not always easy ,circumstances. Always enjoyed your letters after a family gatherings. Love all your daughters too. Hazel

hazel bray
Jan 15, 2004
moneta, VA

Andrea:

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your grandmother.

Your Friends at AtHomeNet

Susan Sanders
susans@athomenet.com
Jan 16, 2004
Duluth, GA

We think about you every day, Bonnie. Stay as strong as you are. I think that quality may have been a lasting gift from your mother, as I recall tidbits you have mentioned.
Robert

Robert Jones
Jan 16, 2004
Washington, DC

Bonnie: I'm so sorry about the sudden loss of your mother. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Monica

Monica Mills
millsmonic@aol.com
Jan 16, 2004
Washington, DC, DC

Bonnie,

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that my heart is with you during this difficult time.

Susan Prolman
Jan 16, 2004
Washington, DC

Bonnie,

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Lisa

Lisa Hummon
lhummon@defenders.org
Jan 16, 2004
Washington, DC

Bonnie,

I was very sorry to hear about your mother. You have all my sympathy during this difficult time.

Robert

Robert Dewey
Jan 16, 2004
Bethesda, MD

Bonnie- My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

-Aimee

Aimee Delach
adelach@defenders.org
Jan 16, 2004
Dumfries, VA

Dear Bonnie and Family,

I am so sorry about the passing of your mother. She was a beautiful women who raised strong children. May god bless you always but especially during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Jen & Dave Harris

Jennifer & David Harris
jharris@childrensdefense.org
Jan 16, 2004
LaPlata, MD

Dear Bonnie,

I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy...

Inga Sedlovsky
Jan 16, 2004
Arlington, VA

Bonnie-
I am so so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
With love, Sarah

Sarah Humphries
shumphries@defenders.org
Jan 16, 2004
Arlington, VA

Bonnie and family:
My most sincere and deepest sympathies for your unexpected loss. My thoughts are with your during this difficult time.
Nina

Nina Fascione
Jan 16, 2004
Rockville, MD

My thoughts and love are with you and your family.

Mikaela King
Jan 16, 2004
Crofton, MD

Dear Bonnie and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Louisa

Louisa Moore
Jan 16, 2004
Las Vegas, NV

Dear Bonnie, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love Susan

Susan Holleran
sholleran@defenders.org
Jan 16, 2004
Fairfax, VA

Bonnie:

Your mother looks so lovely and joyful in the picture that's shown here. My heart goes out to you and your other family members, knowing you will be missing her deeply.

Amaroq Weiss
aweiss@defenders.org
Jan 16, 2004
Ashland, OR

Dear Bonnie and Family,
You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. My prayers are with you.

Cheryl Lovinsky
Jan 16, 2004
Arlington, VA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Josie, Chapman and Tim

Josie Stewart
Jan 16, 2004
Washington, DC

Bonnie,
My thoughts and prayers have been with you all this week. This was such a shock. May God bless you and give you strength during this period of grief.

Eileen Scott
escott@defenders.org
Jan 16, 2004
Washington, DC

Dear Bonnie,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers are with you.

Tiffanie Young

Tiffanie Young
Jan 16, 2004
Silver Spring, MD

Bonnie,

Thoughts of peace, comfort and hope are with you. I am so sorry.

Kara

Kara Gillon
Jan 16, 2004
Albuquerque, NM

Our deepest sympathy to June's family - our thoughts and prayers are with you all. June was a wonderful and vibrant person - we are so sorry for your loss.
Cathy and Carlos

Cathy Nixon and Carlos de la Cova
carlosdelacova@comcast.net
Jan 16, 2004
Bethesda, MD

To Bonnie and Family,

My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Michele Hargis
Jan 20, 2004
Vienna, VA

Dear Laurie, Bonnie, Alison & Jeannie,

I can only imagine what the last two weeks have been for you. Moms are irreplaceable and your mom was even more so! Aunt June's laugh will live forever in my heart. I hope you've felt the loving thoughts and prayers for strength that I've been sending your way.
Love, Kelly

Kelly Tiefenbrun
tiefenbrun@earthlink.net
Jan 22, 2004
St. Louis, MO

Bonnie,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Yvonne

Yvonne Borresen
Jan 25, 2004
Odenton, MD