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Judith Boyer Bray, 66

August 29, 2013

Judith Boyer Bray, 66, of 1106 Nagel St., St. Marys, and formerly of Miamisburg, died on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1946, in Dayton, the daughter of Wilbur and Betty (Ennis) Boyer.

She married the Reverend Dr. Eddie Bray on May 15, 1993, and he survives in St. Marys.

She is survived by three stepchildren, John (Debby) Eagle of Walled Lake, Mich.; Tami (Tom) Bray-Harris of Miamisburg; Adam (Ashly) Bray of Germantown; by six stepgrandchildren, Johnny Eagle; Chris Eagle, Talon, Tiernan and Telisah Bray-Harris and Lorelai Bray; by one stepgreat-grandchild, Alivia Eagle.

She is survived by one sister, Sharon Phillips of Germantown; by her nieces and nephews, Angela Wozniak, Jodi Simpson, Major Erik Simpson, Kevin Phillips, Joel Phillips and Ryan Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by one sister, Linda Simpson.

Judy was a 1965 graduate of Miamisburg High School and a graduate of the Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati. She was a dental hygienist in the Dayton community for many years.

She was best known for being a member of the Boyer Sisters, a singing group who performed on the WLW weekly program called Midwestern Hayride. They were regular guests on the Nick Clooney show as well, and performed at many other venues.

She also enjoyed doing cross-stitch work and loved spoiling her grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was a member of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, St. Marys, where she and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Eddie Bray, have served for more than five years. Her home congregation is Trinity United Church of Christ in Miamisburg.

Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Church of Christ, at the corner of second and Linden Ave. in Miamisburg, the Rev. Joel Getts, and the Rev. Jeanette Tangeman, officiants.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, and also from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday.

Memorial gifts may be given to either Hospice of Dayton or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to Judy’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.

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