Ralph Edward Payne passed away March 21, 2014. He was born October 22, 1918 in Lafayette, Indiana to Benjamin and Olivia Payne.
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He graduated Purdue University in 1941 with a BS. Ralph entered the Army on September 26, 1942 until January 26, 1946, stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Payne of Spring, Texas; daughter Vivian and Mark Adams of Sioux City, Iowa; Daughter Teresa and Chris Kline, of Nacogdoches, Texas; son Edward and wife Pippa Payne of Queensland, Australia; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and sister Bernice and niece Kate Severin of Crete, Nebraska. He also leaves two step-daughters, Paula and Gary Gray of Spring, Texas; Francine and Jeff Jenkins of Spring, Texas; two step-grandchildren, and his mother-in-law, Esther Berens of Houston, Texas.
Graveside service at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery will be held Monday March 24, 2014 at 2:00pm.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 23, 2014
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