We are sad to report that Central Services Supervisor, Wray Parr passed away on May 21, 2019.
Wray began her career with the Contra Costa Community College District in 1952 at Contra Costa College. She worked in the Admissions and Records Office for three years. She left the college to have three children, but returned in 1959 to work in the President’s Office with payroll and purchasing duties. In 1963 she transferred to Diablo Valley College and served in various positions in payroll and purchasing. She retired from the position of Central Services Supervisor at DVC in December 1988.
Wray is survived by her brother Bernie, husband of 65 years, Emmett, three daughters, Vicki (David/deceased), Cristi (Joe) and Lori (Ken), seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, as well extended family and many friends. In retirement, Wray could be found in her kitchen cooking up something wonderful, in case a small army stopped by; or traveling the country in their 5th wheel meeting new friends all along the way.
There will be a celebration of Wray’s life on June 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the home she shared with Emmett for 57 years in Pacheco.
In lieu of gifts, please donate to Hospice East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.
I received this tribute from Beverly Reardon Dutra about B. Wray Parr, someone I knew and who was always kind to me. I thought I would pass it on to all of you.