Ray was a lifelong Texas resident; born in Victoria and settled in San Antonio after receiving his BBA Degree from Texas A & I University in Kingsville.
As my husband for almost 43 years, Ray was considered a romantic with his frequent little love notes and gifts. He enjoyed being creative with drawings and designs, including our couple logo, along with his signature heart initials and smiley faces---a forerunner of the current emojies.
As a family man, Ray provided lots of love and laughs. Always supportive and encouraging to our three children, he was a good role model for them to achieve goals with dedication and discipline.
In his life’s work, Ray preferred to form relationships with his clients and colleagues while providing financial services of investments, insurance products, and as a Certified Public Accountant.
Ray had a deep, abiding faith, which he relied on throughout his life. In his last moments. Ray was blessed with comfort and peace.
Ray’s final year was spent undergoing procedures, repeated biopsies to determine his diagnosis, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and attempts to manage the pain of pancreatic cancer. Ray agreed with any recommendations from his oncologist and team with the expectation of improving his condition and prolonging his life.
I believe Ray would want his story told in the hope that it could benefit the cause of advancing cancer research for early diagnoses, therapies, and cures.