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Carol Ann (Bradford) Wray

Carol Ann (Bradford) Wray was born on May 5th, 1935 to Leslie Lloyd (Pete) Bradford and Leta Viola (Gilmore) Bradford in Amorita, Oklahoma. She passed away peacefully in Kingfisher on September 16th. She was raised on the farm north of Watonga and graduated with the Watonga class of 1953. Carol attended business school in Wichita, Kansas. She worked in the Blaine County clerk's office. She married James Edgar Wray on February 18th, 1955. To this union 2 daughters were born, Catherine Ann and Jane Ellen. Carol was a stay-at-home mom and kept books for Jim's business. Carol was an avid reader and after Jim passed away she worked part time at the Watonga public library. She worked until past her 80th birthday when she contracted West Nile in 2015. Then her home became the Cimarron Nursing Center in Kingfisher where she was loved by many and loved them back.

Carol was born with a hole in the upper two chambers of her heart and in 1960 underwent open heart surgery by the renowned surgeon Dr Nazih Zuhdi.

Carol attended the First Presbyterian Church growing up and later was a member of the First Christian Church in Watonga.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim, daughter Jane, brother Jerry and son in law Bill Redinger. She is survived by her daughter Cathy Redinger of Kingfisher, grandson Ryan Redinger and wife Adriane of Broken Arrow, granddaughter Randi Terry and husband Kyle of Gate, Great grandchildren Ainsley and Connor Redinger, Tysen, Lila and Rhett Terry, brother James and Ruthanne Bradford of Torrance CA, and son in law Wes McCrary of Watonga along with a host of relatives and friends.

A private family service for Carol will be held Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Watonga, OK with Rev. Jim Forrest officiating. A public burial will be held afterwards, at 11:00 A.M. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Wilkinson Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Memorial Contributions can be made in her memory to the Ferguson Chapel.


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