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Denise Ann Bray, 62, of The Woodlands, Texas, formerly of DeWitt, Iowa, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Nexus Specialty Hospital in The Woodlands.
Denise Ann Stewart was born October 16, 1955 in DeWitt to Donald and Lila (Hodson) Stewart. She was a graduate of Central Community Schools, DeWitt. Denise received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Saint Ambrose University, Davenport. She was married to Larry Cleveland from January 29, 1977 until his death on January 13, 1980. She married Steven Robert Bray on September 3, 1983, at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Clinton.
Denise enjoyed traveling, boating, camping, skiing, and spending time with her husband and family.
Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Steven, of The Woodlands, Texas; her sons, David (Stephanie) Cleveland of Davenport, Iowa; Matthew Bray of DeWitt, Iowa; and Ryan (Cherry) Bray of Friendswood, Texas; her two precious granddaughters, Emma and Ava Cleveland of Davenport, Iowa; her mother, Lila Stewart of DeWitt, Iowa, a brother, Dary (DeeLaine) Stewart of San Diego, California; and numerous family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Stewart, and mother-in-law, Ella Bray. Denise was an inspiration to her family. Her love, guidance, and unwavering support are forever in our hearts.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt with the Rev. Fr. Francis Odoom officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.
Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 6, 2018
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