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Michael Cordray Parents: Emil Cordray And Helen Cordray

Emil Cordray and Hele Cordray are the parents of Michael Cordray, the co-host of Magnolia’s Restoring Gavelston. This article is about his parents.

Below you’ll learn about their age, education, job, and their family members.

Who Are Michael Cordray Parents?

Michael Cordray’s parents are Emil and Helen Cordray. His parents reportedly married on 11 August 1968. At the time of their marriage, Helen was 5 years younger than Emil. Emil was 26 while Helen was 21.

Magnolia star Michael is a graduate of Texas A&M University at Galveston. He studied marine biology and graduated in 2006. He and his wife are currently the stars of Restoring Galveston. The show returned in 2022 for the fourth season.

Besides the TV show, they are also the owner of a company named Save 1900, the company that specializes in restoring houses that survived the enormous storm of 1900 which almost wiped off the town from the ace of the earth.

Michael’s father owned multiple houses and rented them in the Gavelston area. He used to help his father which helped him to gain construction experience which was the start of his passion for restoring houses.

Meet Michael Cordray Father, Emil Cordray

Emil Joseph Cordray is the father of Michael Cordray. Emil was the son of Mary L Dusek Cordray and Thomas J Cordray Jr.

Mary, Emil’s mother, was born to Adoph (1876-1937) and Peregrina Dusek (1881-1981). Whereas, Thomas Jr., Emil’s dad, was born to Thomas Julius Cordray (1870-1940) and Caroline Magdaline Hueman Cordray (1880-1945).

Emil has a brother named Tom and wife Alice Joyce Cordray of Roseville, California; and a sister Mary and husband Bill O’Rear of Houston.

  • Emil Cordray Age At The Time Of His Death

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Emil Cordray father of Michael Cordray (Pic: FindAGrave)

Born on 6 October 1941, Emil Cordray died on 22 August 2007. He was two months away from celebrating his 66th birthday in October 2007. He reportedly passed away in his sleep at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas.

  • Emil Cordray Job

Emil Cordray was an avid coin collector. He worked as a dealer known throughout Texas and Louisiana. Michael even noted that his first job was working as a coin collecting and selling them with his father. As a tribute to his father, Emil furnished the house with copper penny bathroom tiles in the 2019 episode.

Emil loved nothing more than spending his weekends at coin shows with Michael. He had an indescribable sense of humor, a fondness for box turtles, and quite possibly drank as many Dr. Pepper’s as a person actually can. One fan Tweeted in May 2019, “Those copper penny bathroom tiles are such a moving tribute to Michael’s dad. He’d be proud of you – and so are we”.

Emil graduated from Kirwin High School in 1960.

  • Is There An Obituary For Emil Cordray?

Yes, there is. You can click the link here to find his obituary.

Meet Michael Cordray Mother, Helen Cordray

Helen “Bootsie” Cordray is the mother of Michael Cordray. Helen was born to Theresa Reynes and Johnny Jack Nounes. She was one of the three children born to her parents. She had two brothers; John Louis Nounes and Louis John “Honey” Nounes (deceased).

Theresa, Helen’s mom, remarried Henry Reynes of New Orleans, five years after the death of Helen’s father Johnny. She was a member of many organizations including the Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary VFW, and the Grandmother’s Club. She thought fondly of her many years of service to the ILA South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District office.

  • Helen Cordray Age

In August 2021, Helen Cordray turned 75 years old. She was born in 1946 in August.

  • Helen Cordray Job

Helen Cordray had a job at Valero Energy. She attended Ball High School and graduated in 1964. Moreover, she attended Galveston College. She worked at Valero Energy Corporation. She was working in the company since 2017.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and ethanol producing company. It operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and VLP (Valero Energy Partners LP). The company is involved in oil and gas refining, marketing, and bulk selling activities. It produces conventional and premium gasoline, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel, other distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined petroleum products.

  • Is Helen Cordray On Facebook?

Yes, Helen Cordray is available on Facebook (@helen.cordray.1).

Related FAQs

  • How Long Were Michael Cordray Parents Married?

No, Michael Cordray’s parents split before his father’s death. But, they were still on good terms and Emil’s obituary stated Helen as a good friend.

  • How Many Kids Did Michael Cordray Parents Have?

Michael Cordray seems to be the only child born to his parents. He was born on 18 March 1982 which makes him 40 years old in 2022.

  • Where Were Michael Cordray Parents From?

Michael Cordray’s parents were natives of Galveston. Texas.

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