Thelma Lorene McCray, 93, passed away April 21, 2014. She was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on June 12, 1920, to Jane and Andrew Austin. On July 14, 1937, Thelma married Jim McCray. They celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2007, just a few days prior to Jim's passing. She was a loving mother and homemaker, a member of Fellowship of the Rockies Church, and served faithfully in several churches in the Pueblo community. Thelma is survived by her daughter, Kay (Larry) Bennett; son, Mike (Mercedes) McCray; grandchildren, Shelley (Randy White), Mark (April) Bennett, Tara McCray, Tiffany McCray; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Nathan White, Austin, Andrew, and Allie Bennett, and Mateo Sanchez. She was preceded in death by her sister, Idonia Farrell. A special thank you to Ruthmaria and Garrek Dlug for their care of Thelma over the past nine months. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to 2014 Mission Trips for Fellowship of the Rockies through the funeral home.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today. I think of Thelma and my remembrances of her bring back so many good memories. She was always very special to me and since she came into our family the year I was born, was like a sister to me. I think of her as “Mrs. Missions” as she gave and served the Mission Effort all of her life. I share in your loss, but I KNOW where she is today and that brings me comfort.

  2. Thelma was one of the Sweetest Souls I have ever known. A True Lady of God filled with so much Love & Grace. She was a tremendous Blessing to so many & a True Friend that God Blessed me with. Enjoy the Heavens Sweet Lady. I know you are so happy. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy you for the years past. Kay, Mike & Family, My Love & Prayers are with you all.

  3. So sorry for your loss. I remember Mrs. McCray as Mike and I hung out together. Such a fine fine woman. She truly will be missed.

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