Marlene Hitzfeld Ray

November 14, 1934 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Marlene Ray Obituary

In the presence of her family, Marlene Hitzfeld Ray, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2024, in Cuero, TX. She was 89 years of age.Marlene was born on November 14, 1934, to Gilbert E Hitzfeld and Eunice K.Hitzfeld in McAllen, TX. She graduated from high school in Alice, TX in 1952. She married her high school sweetheart and devoted husband, Richard L Ray, in 1953 and went on to have three children. Loved by her family, Marlene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. As a committed Christian, she was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Falfurrias, TX and a longtime volunteer at the local Enter-faith Christian Bookstore. In later years, she attended the First Baptist Church in Goliad, TX.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Richard L Ray; her son, Richard L Ray Jr.; and her brother, Dorman E. Hitzfeld.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberley R. Coombs (Greg); son, Russell D. Ray (Jaline); daughter-in-law, Mae Parker Ray; brother, Gary L. Hitzfeld (Diane); and 21 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Alice Cemetery in Alice, Texas

The family of Marlene would like to express our deepest gratitude to Hospice of South Texas for their tender and loving care of our mother and sister.

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Services are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.

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Graveside Service
February 10, 2024

10:00 AM
Alice Cemetery
1230 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Alice, TX 78332


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