Ruth Ann "Grandma Pinky" Ray, 84 of Casper, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021. She was born on April 16, 1937 in Newcastle, Wyoming to Lawrence and Anna (Schmitt) Ellis. She attended schools and graduated from Newcastle High School in 1955. She married Dean Ray in June 1955 in Newcastle. Together they had two children, Lana and Larry.
The family lived in Newcastle, Worland and then settled in Casper Wyoming.
She enjoyed her 5 grandchildren, Jason, Andrea, Dee, Lori and Anna as well as 5 great grandchildren, Ryne, Demitri, Sebastian, Charlie, and Elly. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dean and her grandson, Dee. She is survived by her children, Lana Ray and Larry (Nola) Ray; grandchildren, Jason (Erin King) Sandercock, Andrea Miller, Lori (Andrew) Burns, and Anna (Brian) Burton; great grandchildren, Ryne Sandercock, Demitri and Sebastian Burns, and Charlie and Elliotte "Elly" Burton; brother, John (Gen) Ellis; sister, Marylou Burr; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to an organization of your choice in Ruth's name.