Darla E. Ray

Jul 1, 2021
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1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel 


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Darla E. Ray, 81, of Waterloo, died Thursday, July 1, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital.  She was born May 30, 1940, in Austin, MN, the daughter of Chester and Esther Anderson Lerum.  

She married Kenneth Hamilton in 1954, and they were later divorced.  She married Roger Ray in 1965 and in 1973, and they were later divorced.

Darla was a homemaker and worked for ten years at the Department of Human Services as an Intake Worker.

She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, drawing, reading non-fiction, and attending family gatherings.

Survived by: four daughters, Ginny Hamilton of Hamilton, IN, Lonna (Rudy) Petra of Waterloo, Dawn Hamilton of Waterloo, Kelly (Donnie) Kim of Warner Robins, GA; a son, Travis Ray of Waterloo; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Joyce) Lerum of Ellendale, MN; a sister, DeAnn (Bob) Bonorden of Denver and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her parents and a son, Steve Hamilton.

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  1. Connie Kugel | Jul 02, 2021
    i am so sorry for your loss.  It is so difficult losing a parent.  Lonna, Mikkii also told me about your ex husband.  Your families are in my thoughts and prayers.  I will be out of town next week, or i would have stopped in.  

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