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Helen Marie (Mayer) Ray, 83, of Boise, Idaho passed away March 9, 2017 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born Thursday, September 21, 1933 in Paxton, Illinois to parents, Clyde H and Bessie B (Barringer) Mayer. She married Thomas L. Ray on December 26, 1951 in Fairfield, Illinois. They were blessed with 65 years of marriage.

Helen is survived by her husband, Tom of Boise, Idaho; son, Tony Ray and wife Debbie of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Terry Ray and husband Jess Martinez of Boise, Idaho; daughter Karen Ray of Apple Valley, California; grandchildren, Kayla Ray of Boise, Idaho; Jessica Ray and fiancé Joe Figgat of Kuna, Idaho; Aaron Ray of Salt Lake City, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Clyde Jr. and George; and sisters Edna and Doris.

Helen was a shining star to all who knew her. She was the "Little Red" you didn't mess with but she treated everyone as if they were her own. In fact, she was considered by many to be a second mom. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

As she wished, she will be cremated and a private service will be held at a later date.
Published on March 13, 2017
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