HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2016-4658, by Representatives Sawyer, Haler, S. Hunt, Sullivan, Dunshee, Ormsby, and Klippert
WHEREAS, The people of the great state of Washington join together to celebrate and honor the life, legacy, and work of Lane Allen Bray; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray was born in Highland Park, Illinois on September 21, 1928; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray passed on September 9, 2015, in Richland, WA in peace and dearly loved by his wife, Gwen, and their four children; and
WHEREAS, We remember Mr. Bray for his dedication to chemistry and government; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray worked in the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant for four years during World War II and served for two years in the Army; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray was a founder of IsoRay Medical Inc. and contributed to innovative techniques for treating prostate cancer; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray, along with Dr. Earl Wheelwright, were the first to separate and isolate highly purified Yttrium-90 for cancer research; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray received the Radiation Science and Technology Award from the American Nuclear Society, and was nominated for "Engineer of the Year" by the American Nuclear Society in 1995; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray was known for being soft spoken yet effective as a leader both in his community and in Washington state; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray was elected as the representative from the 8th district, where he served for four years; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bray was dedicated to public service, serving on the city council of Richland for nineteen years and as mayor of Richland for four years;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives, on behalf of the people of the State of Washington, recognize and honor the life and work of Lane Allen Bray; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives call on the people of the State of Washington to join us in reflecting on Mr. Bray's life and achievements, and to be inspired by his dedication to his work, family, and state.
I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of
Resolution 4658 adopted by the House of Representatives
February 18, 2016
Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk