Updated: Councilmember McGorray passes, leaves behind a legacy


It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of Town of Marana Councilmember Carol McGorray on Thursday, March 22. She is survived by six of her seven children. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at 11 A.M. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 8650 N Shannon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85742.

Refreshments will be offered immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and MHC Healthcare.

Carol was elected to her first term on the Marana Town Council in March 2001 and served for 17 years. She had also served on the Marana Health Center board and was active in the Dove Mountain Civic Group and Dove Mountain Rotary Club. She was passionate about community service, and her contributions have had a significant impact on our town. She will be greatly missed.

The Town of Marana is collecting stories and expressions of grief from the community. For those who knew her, please join us in remembering her by sharing with us your stories. 

Left to right, top to bottom: Carol McGorray and family, Santa Cruz River embankment groundbreaking, Gladden Farms neighborhood groundbreaking, Marana Cotton Blossoms, Cotton Blossom Thrift Store grand opening, 2017 Marana Founders' Day parade

Originally published on March 27, 2018.

Updated with memorial service information on March 29, 2018.