Maebeth "Beth" Ray

Inducted: 2001

MAEBETH “BETH” RAY (1927- ) has worked on newspapers for 68 years, beginning at age 6 when she swept out her parents’ Vici Beacon. She graduated from Oklahoma A&M College linotype School and worked as an operator at the Lawton Constitution and Morning Press, the Cyril News, at Vici, the Woodward County News, the Leedey Star, and for papers at Taloga, Seiling and Custer City. She and her husband Homer purchased The Yale News in 1965 and produced the prizewinning newspaper until his death in 2000. Her father, Ralph E. Cain and her husband are both members of the Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Oklahoma Press Association’s Half Century Club.