Sonja Ray Smith – January 13, 2012

Sonja Ray Smith, 69, of Amarillo died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Sonja was born Feb. 24, 1942, in Matador to Cecil and Ruth McAda Ray. She married Charles Grimes and later married Joseph Smith. She battled diabetes for years. She was a Morman.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles; and her second husband, Joseph.
Survivors include her mother, Ruth Ray; two sons, Rick Grimes and Tim Grimes, both of Amarillo; three brothers, Randy Ray and Scott Ray, both of Amarilllo, and Philip Ray of Alabama; three sisters, Linda Bacher of Lubbock, Gloria Land of Amarillo and Vicki Jones of Delaware; and two grandchildren, Drew Grimes and Rachelann Grimes.
The family suggests memorials be to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 50433, Amarillo, TX 79159; or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2201 Civic Circle # 514, Amarillo, TX 79109-1843.
The family will be at 7841 Underwood Drive.

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