Judy Ann Brown Raynes passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family in the comfort of her Houston home.
Judy was born Sept 24, 1939, in Sherman, Texas, to proud parents Clyde and Irene Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Marshal Brown, and sister, Jean Grigg. She is survived by her husband, George Douglas Raynes, children, Doug Raynes and Jennifer Raynes, and beloved granddaughter, Molly Lee, all of Houston. She is also survived by a sister, Nelda Brown of Irving and, in-laws, Christie Raynes Armentrout and Mark Armentrout of McKinney as well as many nieces and nephews.
Judy attended Sherman High School, graduating in 1958. She then attended Texas A&M-Commerce (then ETSU) where she received a degree in Education. She later earned a master's degree at Southeastern Oklahoma. While at ETSU, she met her future husband, ROTC officer, George Raynes. After graduating, George joined the USAF as a fighter pilot, and the new family traveled the world during his career. After retirement from the Air Force, Judy taught the 6th grade at Dillingham Intermediate School in Sherman for many years. She also enjoyed selling real estate, but her true love was selling antiques. She had a booth at Touch of Class in Sherman for years. Her passion was to hunting for treasures and making friends along the way. Every weekend was spent scouring estate sales and auctions except for Sundays when everything stopped to watch the Cowboys. She was a VERY verbal sports analyst. Judy was also known for the love of a good card game, and Bridge was her specialty.
The last seven years of her life were devoted to helping raise her grandaughter Molly. Molly was her true love! In order to be closer to Jennifer and Doug, Judy and George made the big move to Houston in 2012. It was there she was cared for by Houston's wonderful medical community.
She will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Memorial services for Judy will be held at Dannel Funeral Home, 302 S Walnut St, Sherman, TX. at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1st.
Donations may be made to the Fulfill Our Wish List at MD Anderson Center, are welcomed. The organization benefits children with cancer. Contact Quinn Franklin at 713-745-0445, or email firstname.lastname@example.org