Lorren Charles Bray
1943 - 2020
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LORREN CHARLES BRAY
February 15, 1943 ˜ October 25, 2020

Lorren Charles Bray passed away at his home Oct. 25, 2020. He was born Feb. 15, 1943, to Charles and June Bray in Chehalis, WA.
Lorren graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School and then worked part-time as a longshoreman. He joined the Navy in April 1963 and was an airframe and power plant specialist, servicing the Navy’s air defense in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. Upon completion of his service with an honorable discharge, he returned home, and went to work for Armour and Company, and then for the ILWU as a longshoreman until he retired in 2004.
Lorren and Judy Overgaard were married May 18, 1968, and were married for 52 years. They enjoyed bowling, camping, drag races and nice cars. Lorren built several custom cars and trucks and helped many friends and family members with their projects.
A fan of all sports, Lorren loved boxing and did some while in the Navy. He played slow pitch softball as well as golf. He was an avid hunter, and hunted in Cathlamet, WA, Montana, Idaho and southeast Washington. He told many stories about his hunting adventures.
Lorren was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, Bill, and brother-in-law, Mike McCutcheon.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; sister, Loretta McCutcheon; brothers, Lynn (Jan), Larry (Deborah) and David (Linda); his aunt, Lonie Frazier, as well many nieces and nephews.
At his request, there will be no service.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 1, 2020.
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November 7, 2020
Judy so sorry to hear of Lorren passing. The sky has another bright shining star and heaven has a new heavenly angel ❤ watching over you. Lorren was a wonderful person and a great friend. He will be truly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God’s blessings be with you ❤. Earl and Diana Bliss
Earl and Diana Bliss
Friend
November 6, 2020
I like to give the Bray family my condolences. I remember Lorren and his family when we all lived on 13th St. Everyone knew each other. We were very young and all the kids in the neighborhood played each other. We rode our bikes, played baseball behind the Bray family house. Played on the monkey bars, sand box, catching bees, grasshoppers and so on. It was fun time in my life.Jim Theer
Jim Theer
Neighbor
November 4, 2020
Judy, I'm so sorry to hear about Loren. Hope you're doing well. Think of you...
Rene Simmons
Friend
November 3, 2020
Lorren and I grew up in the old Rosemere neighborhood. When his family moved in we had a lot of kids to play with. We all grew up together out side in the streets till dark kicking the can. We all walked to school yep in the rain sleet and snow. We played foot ball in the field next to Barns trailer court yep in the rain and the mud we had the best times as kids growing up way back then. We walked to church together. I have lots of good memories with Lorren Bray and his brothers and sister. Lorren is the Best of the Best. Lorren GOD BLESS you. You will be missed. Rest now bro. Big Hug's to you Judy, great wife. Be strong. BWJ. PS. Hod Rods and Drag Racers Rule.
Byron W. Jacobus
Friend
November 1, 2020
I'm a retired longshoremen and worked with Lorren in local 4. Also Lorren was class of '62 Hudsons Bay at same time I was the cllass of '61. I will miss Lorren at the second Friday lunch. Always A great time getting together with Lorren and our brothers and sister longshoremen. I know you Judy and my heart goes out to you.
Jim Pederson
Coworker
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