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Obituary: Thelma Louise Ray

Thelma Louise Ray, age 73, passed away on April 8, 2023, at Logan Health in Kalispell, Mont.

Thelma was born to Roy and Frances Owings in Lewistown, Mont.

In June of 1972, Thelma and Alvin Ray married. They raised their four children, proudly supporting each child's every endeavor.

Alvin and Thelma most recently lived in Kalispell, where they have resided for the last eleven years.

Prior to Kalispell, Thelma and Alvin lived in Lincoln, Mont. spanning forty years. Many great memories were created during that time with large family gatherings in their home.

Thelma had numerous jobs through her lifetime but is remembered as a loving mother, quilter, homemaker, and a follower of Christ.

Thelma is survived by her mother Frances Owings, her brother Skip Owings, her loving husband Alvin Ray and their children, Rita (Tyler), Allen (Marj), Vicki (Joel), Wade (Richann) and ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.


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