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Harold Ray Jr. '70 November 14, 2018 2:55 PM updated: November 14, 2018 2:59 PM

Brenham Memorial Chapel obituary
2300 Stringer St.
Brenham, Texas 77833
Phone: (979) 836-3611
Fax: (979) 830-8650

Harold Treynor Ray, Jr.
June 12, 1918
June 13, 2010

Harold Treynor Ray, of Brenham, Texas, passed on to a new life Sunday, June 13, 2010, at the blessed age of 92.

Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Brenham Memorial Chapel and graveside service, 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 18, 2010 in Houston, Texas at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 12, 1918, he grew up on Lake Michigan, learning to swim through the instructions of Johnny Weismuller (Tarzan) and as a kid, cleaned barnacles from the bottoms of boats to earn extra money. At age thirteen, while attending Proctor Academy in New Hampshire, his interests turned toward airplanes where he learned to fly. He later joined the Army Air Corp/U.S. Air Force, and piloted several different types of aircraft during World War II. After the war he continued to fly until he retired in 1967 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Ray served his country proudly for twenty-seven years.

After retirement, H.T. went back to school and graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Ray was instrumental in starting the Brenham Housing Authority and served as Executive Director an additional twenty years. He also started and served on the Board of Directors of the Washington County Water Supply Corporation for thirteen years, along with many local and national, social and educational organizations.

H.T. loved to paint oils of places he visited while in the Air Force. He also enjoyed skiing, tinkering in his workshop, flying a small private plane and spending time with his family.

His remaining family includes his wife of sixty-eight wonderful years, D. Glenn Ray; son Harold Treynor III “Rusty” and wife Dianne, son Herbert Glen “Buddy” and wife Pat, and his daughter Beth Adirenne Concklin and husband Tom. He has nine grandchildren and their spouses and thirteen great-grandchildren who love and will miss him very much.

The family requests any memorials be made to Hospice of Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.3611

Service Information

Funeral Service
7:00 P.M. Thursday, June 17, 2010 in
Brenham Memorial Chapel

Graveside Service
Graveside Service 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 18, 2010 in Houston, Texas at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

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