Louis “Chico” Bray, 86, of Portland, OR passed away on November 15, 2021, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Silver City, New Mexico on August 4, 1935, to Elmer and Elnora Bray. His parents moved to Crookston, MN where Chico spent many years. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1954.
Chico was joined in marriage to Peggy (Yon) in July of 1957 at the Cathedral in Crookston, MN. They were blessed with three daughters; Shari, Mary, and Barbara. He was employed with Coca Cola in Crookston. In 1964, the family moved to Portland, Oregon where Chico was employed by Coca Cola for 17 Years and Pepsi Cola for 17 years. He retired in 1997.
He loved his home, family, was an avid gardener and enjoyed his many trips to Mexico. Chico, was a dedicated Minnesota Vikings sports fan.
He is survived by his wife Peggy (Yon) of 64 years. His daughters; Shari Young of Portland Oregon, Mary (Jeff) Erdmann of Happy Valley, Oregon, and Barbara (Bill) Armstrong from Clackamas, Oregon. He was blessed with eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Chico is survived by his brother Deane Bray of Vancouver, Washington, sister in laws, Sonja Bray, and Marilyn LeBlanc both of Crookston, and Lucille Pier of Dickenson, ND. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Elmer and Elnora Bray, In-laws Harry and Anne Yon, a brother Ronald Bray and a brother-in-law Robert Yon. His burial took place on November 24, 2021, at Evergreen Memorial in Vancouver, Washington where his parents are laid to rest.