Elaine McCormick Wray, 89, died July 15, 2017, six days after the death of her husband, Francis Wray.

Elaine was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Hutchinson, Minn. She graduated in 1949 from the College of St. Teresa, Winona, and received a master’s degree from Bank Street School of Education in New York City. She enjoyed her years as a Catholic grade school principal in Austin and Winona, Minn. After leaving the religious order, the Sisters of St. Francis, Elaine married the love of her life, Francis Wray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; parents; and siblings Mary Catherine Leith, Edward McCormick and Dick McCormick. She is survived by her siblings and their spouses, Jerry and Katie McCormick, John and Helen McCormick, Beth Schmit, Allie Otto, Anne and Peter Gamber, Emmet and Marge McCormick, and Greg and Sandy McCormick.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate the lives of Frank and Elaine was held July 20 at the Church of St. Cecilia in St. Anthony Park, with interment at St. Anastasia Cemetery, Hutchinson.

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