Edward Raymond "Eddie" Berray (1935 - 2019)

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Graveside service
Friday, Apr. 19, 2019
1:00 PM
Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery
Grand Ronde, OR
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August 5, 1935 ˜ March 8, 2019

Edward “Eddie” Raymond Berray, 83, a resident of Vancouver, Washington, died on Friday, March 8, 2019. He was born on August 5, 1935 in Hillsborough, Florida, the son of Edward W. and Ruth E. Tritt Berray. Eddie lived in Clearwater Beach, Florida until moving to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He moved to McMinnville, Oregon where he graduated from high school. Eddie has lived in Vancouver, Washington for more than 50 years.
Eddie served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in June of 1962.
He owned and operated his house painting business “Berray Painting” until he retired in 2017.
On June 30, 1984, he married Lillian “Lynn” Louise Smith Druliner in Vancouver.
He was an avid balsa wood plane enthusiast. He volunteered with the Vancouver High School Science Olympics, building planes with the students. He competed in balsa wood plane competitions at the Kibbie Dome in Boise. He enjoyed go-carts, motorcycles and hot rods. He loved to visit with his friends over a cup of coffee and tell jokes. He was always very supportive of his wife and her hobbies and having the grandchildren involved with the balsa planes.
Eddie is survived by his step-children, Deborah L. Shaw of Albany, Steven W. Druliner of Silverton and Pam L. Druliner of Boise, Idaho; along with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and his cousin, Donna Raatz in Winneconne, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn Berray on December 29, 2011.
A graveside service will begin at 1:00p.m., Friday, April 19th in the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery in Grand Ronde, Oregon.
The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 7, 2019
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