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Ray C. McGrady 1940-2014

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 12th, 2014

Ray C. McGrady, 73, of Cottage Grove passed away Feb. 5, 2014 from lung cancer.

He was born April 30, 1940 in Fallston, Md. to Andrew C. McGrady and Sarah L. Burkins.

He attended college for two years. He served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1961 and in the Army from 1961 to 1967.

On Nov. 19, 1980 in Port Angeles, Wash., he and Maudie Lawrence were married.

Ray enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family. He was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, four children, Misty McMurray of Cottage Grove, Billie Wilson of Hermiston, John McGrady of Elmira and Matt McGrady of Vancouver, Wash., and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley McGrady, John McGrady and Robert McGrady, all of Maryland and West Virginia.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. His ashes will be spread during the summer of 2014 at Hurricane Ridge south of Port Angeles, Wash.

Arrangements under the care of Andreason's Cremation and Burial Service, Springfield.

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