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  Born: July 11, 2000
  Place of Birth: Kingman, AZ
  Death: December 20, 2012
  Place of Death: Rochester, MN

Braydon Levi Ray
July 11, 2000 - December 20, 2012
Braydon Levi Ray, age 12 of Grafton, ND passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the St. Maryís Hospital of Rochester, MN.

Braydon Levi Ray was born July 11, 2000 in Kingman, AZ to Mercedes (Knipe) Hale Ray. He grew up and attended school in Las Vegas, NV before moving to Grafton in May of 2010. He was currently in the 7th grade at Central Middle School in Grafton.

Braydon loved Spiderman and went dressed as him every year for Halloween. He had a love of animals, especially his basset hound Star. He loved to go fishing with his Spiderman fishing pole. He was a big fan of music, especially Big Time Rush. He went to the San Diego Zoo, to Disneyland, and to Sea World. He loved to swim and even swam in the ocean. He rode in a racecar, and sat in Knight Rider and the General Lee. He rode horses since age 3. He was a big San Diego Chargers fan, and was slowly becoming a Minnesota Vikings fan. He had the best laugh in the entire world and the most amazing smile. He loved his nieces and his nephew, but had a special love for his mom.

He is survived by his mother, Mercedes Hale-Ray, Grafton, ND, siblings: Brandon Lee Hale, Bronson Lynn Hale, Miranda Jane Ilene Hale, Bryton Lane Hale, and Braxton Lyle Ray, all of Grafton, his grandmother Pamela Johnson, Ponca, OK, his Uncle Lynn (Jennifer) Schuyler, Ponca, OK, nephew Chase Hendricks, and nieces Savannah and Saveah Hale. Several cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his grandfather William Floyd Knipe.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Johnís Catholic Church of Grafton. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-7, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Friends may also call at the church for one hour prior to the service.


Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at St. John's Catholic Church
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Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Tollefson Funeral Home
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Prayer Service

Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:00 P.M. at Tollefson Funeral Home
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