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I am sad to say that I just received notice of the passing of one of our long time site members, Mary Ray. I have no details to share other than she passed away earlier today.

Mary Ray was a great lady who loved Barth coaches and Barth people. She was active for many years, here on the site and at numerous GTG events. She was a site member since 2004. She had a great sense of humor and was always a hoot to be around.

Mary Ray had 3 Barths. She was a Barth collector indeed. A few years back we established an unofficial Barth subgroup, the Mary Ray club, for those who have owned more than one Barth. I am a proud member of that club.

Mary Ray was one of the first Barthmobile members I met, over 10 years ago. When I replaced the 454 in my 86 Regal with the 454HO engine, I gave her the old engine, which she installed in her 85.

Mary Ray was a great person to have known. I am grateful for the times we spent together, she was a special friend to me.


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We mourn and celebrate Mary Ray. Our condolences to her family!

Larry-David thank you for getting her to the GTG’s. She was always a blast to have there. She was a regular in the chat room for many years until her vision waned.

I remember her asking if it was okay to contribute Moonshine for the “Wine tasting “. She got a rousing heck yes from me. I got my taste!

Fun times and memories!

I was happy to Join the Mary Ray Club. Owning 3 at one time ,currently at 2.


Dana & Lynn
1997 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3 325hp
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
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Mary Ray was at several of the events I attended and we chatted a bit on the phone. She will be missed.

Moonshine... good times - great person. Love you Mary!


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Originally posted by Bill N.Y.:
Mary Ray was at several of the events I attended and we chatted a bit on the phone. She will be missed.

Moonshine... good times - great person. Love you Mary!


And Bill you are also a member of the Mary Ray club. That is an honor that will never go away!


Dana & Lynn
1997 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3 325hp
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
8000 watt Quiet Diesel Generator
9608-M0022-38MI-4C
Christened Midnight

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
 
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We miss you Mary, you were a great story teller and a wonderful friend. Our condolences to David aka Larry and Amy.
Never forget the story of David and his buddies partying on top of your Flintstone Mobil sitting on a couch (on top of Barth). Your little Yorkie, your racing days, your travels in younger years.
Proud owner of Flintstone Mobil, the Command Center and the cute little Barth travel trailer, you had them all.

It was always a good time at the GTGs when you attended. Great humour and wonderful energy.

Doris and Marvin


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My wife and I met Mary and her daughter years ago for lunch and swap meet. What a great time we had and memories to keep.
Pleasant travels Mary.


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What a beautiful spirit, to be missed is a vast understatement. Rest well Mary!!!


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This is really sad news!

Mary Ray was a wonderful person full of life, wit, great humor and love for her friends and family.

She was an especially good friend to her Barth family.

Our condolences to her family and our thanks and gratitude for the good times we shared.

We will miss you Mary Ray and our lives are better for having known you!

Wally and Connie
 
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Following a suggestion, a few months back I called you to wish you Happy Birthday. You had no reason to know who I was yet we had a delightful hour-long conversation. We chatted like lifelong friends. Such a fine role model for me. Thanks Mary Ray.


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One small correction. Mary Ray actually owned 4 Barths. She bought Rusty's 94 Breakaway after he died. Donna and I will miss her. The Mary Ray stories are legendary

Nick
 
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