Wendy Ray Schultz, 59, of Parker, Colorado, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1961, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Dr. A. Graham Ray and Helen Ray. After high school she received her bachelor of science in Geology from the University of Kentucky in 1984 and earned her masters in Geology from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1986. She completed her MBA in Finance from the University of Kentucky in 1992. She met Charles Schultz, a Madison native and Shawe graduate, while attending UK and they were married on Aug. 6, 1988, in Greensboro, North Carolina, and raised two daughters. She enjoyed to travel, hike, camp and ski. She was an avid reader and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). She worked as a petroleum geologist for Term Energy Corporation from 1986 to 1992 in Lexington, Kentucky, and from 1992 to 1998 as an exploration geologist for Texaco. From 2000 to 2002 she was a business planner for Central U.S. Assets (Chevron Texaco), from 2003 to 2004 she worked as a budget analyst for the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budget (OSPB) and then was the financial manager for the State of Colorado, Department of National Resources, Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission from 2004 to 2020.

Survivors include her parents of Greensboro; her husband of Parker; her daughters, Whitney Schultz of Houston and Kelly Schultz of Parker; her sisters, Lisa Premo and Kimberly Cloud, both of Charlotte, North Carolina; and five nephews, and four nieces.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Graham Ray.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home in Greensboro. Local arrangements by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Denver Dumb Friends League, the Colorado Bridges Broadcast Center, Kay Yow Cancer Fund, and/or Western Guilford H.S. Track & Field. Online condolences and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.