Karen Wray

Karen Wray (Sommerfeld)

Saturday, November 25th, 1939 - Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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On May 19, 2020, Karen Sommerfeld Wray entered the Peace of Christ at the age of 80. Karen was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth A. Wray, cherished mother of Heather Wray, Jonathan Wray, and Sean Wray; loving grandmother of Molly Wray-Raffel, Nicholaus Galloway, Nathan Galloway, Alanna Wray, Jordan Wray, Nevan Galloway, Annika Wray, Roman Wray, Melena Wray, and Ashton Wray; and dear sister of Wayne Sommerfeld and Ardith Gutkowski.

Karen was born on November 25, 1939 in New Castle, PA to the Rev. Walter R. and Viola C. Sommerfeld. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh (1961). Karen married her husband, the late Dr. Kenneth A. Wray, in 1963 and the couple settled in Columbia, Maryland, where they raised their three children. Mrs. Wray completed her Master’s of Arts in Adulthood and Aging from Notre Dame of Maryland University (1994), where she was later inducted in the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society in Gerontology Studies in Aging Program (2000).

For over 35 years, Mrs. Wray served as a staff nurse, head nurse, clinical instructor, visiting nurse, hospice nurse, nursing supervisor, and health coordinator in various locations throughout Central Maryland. Karen loved serving others, playing in her church’s handbell choir, planning the children's Sunday school Christmas Eve services, and most of all, welcoming, teaching and loving her grandchildren at “Camp Grandma” on summer vacation days. She was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulton, Maryland, where a private burial is planned.

Due to the COVID-19, no services will be held at this time, however a memorial service will be planned to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Wray’s name can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
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    St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
    11795 Rt. 216
    Fulton 20759
    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic a private family burial will be held
A Memorial Service will be planned for a later date.


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Anne Lekebusch

Posted at 08:30pm
To Heather, Jonathan and Sean,
My sympathy to you and your families. I will cherish the wonderful memories of good times and difficult ones along with lots of laughter. She sure loved her children and grandchildren and would share heartfelt tales of “Camp Grandma”! She touched so many people in so many ways in her lifetime. A remarkable woman!! A perfect example of the woman in Proverbs 31. She is resting in the arms of Jesus.
Love to you and your families. Boots

Damitra Newsome

Posted at 12:55am
Wray Family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time and the time ahead. Praying for God's peace and comfort for each you.

Damitra Newsome

Mike McMillion

Posted at 08:48pm
Condolences to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have been thinking of you a lot during this time.

Mike, Amy, Anna, & Emily McMillion

Betty Kerwin

Posted at 02:32pm
I am very saddened to hear Karen has passed away. I remember before she moved I would come visit with her and at the end of each visit she would invite me to enjoy some icecream with her.

But i will remember her mostly for her work in the care ministry of St Paul’s and ringing bells in the bell choir.
Now she is at rest in Christ.
My deepest sympathies to the family. She was such a loving caring person.
~Betty Kerwin


Donna Frederick

Posted at 12:57pm
I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was the most beautiful caring soul I have ever known. Prayers for the family , may you take comfort in the knowledge that she has met her Savior, I can only imagine how joyous that was for her. Peace be with you my friends.

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