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Shirley

Shirley E. (Wray) Martin

d. June 23, 2023

Deland, Florida

Deland, FL - Shirley E. Wray Martin, 91, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2023, in her home at Grand Villa in Deland FL.

Shirley was born in Rural Valley, PA, a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Boyer) Wray.

She was a retired Register Nurse working at various locations, most notably, Olive View Medical Center, The Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she worked for over 40 years.

She served as a Foster parent and served in church youth programs in California and Ohio for many years. She volunteered for many community events. She enjoyed planning parties, traveling (44 states), square dancing, singing, playing piano, music, bowling, and eating chocolate, especially See’s Candies.

Shirley is survived by her children, Katie (Carlton) Pierce, Peggy (John) Intagliata,  Michael (Michele) Martin, Kathleen (Julio) Vasquez, Christopher (Christine Kuester), and Carrie (Scott Gilbert) Heft; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Carole) Wray and Clyde "Noel" (Barbara) Wray; her sister-in-law, Jackie Wray; and numerous family members in California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Besides her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Ernest P. Martin, whom she married on June 30, 1961 and died on April 16, 2005; and a brother, Thomas Wray.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market Street in Boardman.  There will be a memorial service celebrating Shirley's life to follow at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brian Ethridge officiating.


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Saturday, August 12, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Davis-Becker Funeral Home Boardman

8536 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Davis-Becker Funeral Home Boardman

8536 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512

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