Ary, Ray J. & Wilda Augusta (Sparkman)
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Daily Oklahoman, The 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
June 9, 1992

Ray J. Ary, 71, a long -time resident of Midwest City, passed away at Lake Texoma. Ray was born May 15, 1921 in Muncie, Indiana and was raised in Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the ETO. During the war, he received one Silver Service Star, one Bronze Service Star and a Purple Heart. He also received the American Defense Service Ribbon, the EAME Service Ribbon and a Good Conduct Medal. Following the war, Ray entered the U.S. Air Force where he retired as a Master Sergeant in 1962. Following his military service, he worked as a Civil Service employee at Tinker AFB until his retirement in 1990.

Ray is survived by his wife, the former Wilda A. Sparkman of Midwest City; his mother, Margaret H. Boney of Sayre; three sons, Dennis E. of Thornton, Co., Raymond J. of Yukon, Richard F . of Midwest City; and six grandchildren.

Services: Rosary 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel. Mass 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 1992 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, with burial in Arlington Memory Gardens. Rev. Jack Feehily will officiate.

Daily Oklahoman, The 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
May 31, 1994

Wilda Augusta Ary, a long-time resident of Midwest City, passed away May 29th after a long fight with cancer. Wilda was born August 29, 1924 in Maud, Oklahoma to Bert and Cora Sparkman and raised in Oklahoma. She served in the WAC during World War II. After the war, Wilda completed high school and was graduated at Midwest City High School in 1946. She met her husband Ray J. Ary , who was also from Oklahoma, in Cleveland, Ohio and was married there on March 17, 1950. They made their home in Midwest City in 1956 and raised a family. She was a long-time member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

Preceded in death by her husband Ray, she is survived by her two sons: Raymond J. of Yukon and Richard F. of Midwest City; three sisters, Mary Jo Pitts of Midwest City, Velma Kassebohm and Sadie Lee Brasch of Penole, CA; and one brother, John Sparkman of Lawton. She is also survived by three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: Vigil 6:30pm Tuesday, May 31, 1994, Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chape l, Mass 10:30am Wednesday, June 1, 1994 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, burial in Arlington Memory Gardens. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

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