Donna Kay Ray

Donna Kay Ray, 70, a resident of Texas City, TX, passed away September 12, 2022 in League City, TX. Donna was born in La Marque, TX July 7, 1952 and graduated class of ’70 from La Marque High School. She worked for Southwestern Bell Phone Company as well as LMISD and UTMB of Galveston.

Donna loved her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed planning birthdays, wedding and baby showers, and every aspect of Christmas. Time spent with friends playing Bunko, Texas Longhorn football, family ski trips, summers at New Braunfels, playing her piano and Sunday dinners at her parents after church with family were her most precious moments.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Mary Jane Wainscott, Sr. and brother, Loyd Wainscott, Jr.

Donna leaves behind her loving husband of 51 years, Gaylon Ray; children: Jason Ray, wife Jennifer, and Brian Ray, wife Linsey; grandchildren: Tyler, Macy, Presley, Layton, Kaleb, Kobey, Kaden, Christella, and Rose; great granddaughter, Katie Ray; sister in law, Barbara Wainscott; and numerous extended family.

A special thank you to her care giver, Krystal Edelston and her lifelong friend Pam May.

There will be a visitation Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  with a service to follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 401 Texas Avenue La Marque, TX 77568.  Pastor David Mahfouz will be officiating.



  1. My favorite aunt. She spoiled my sister and I rotten! We absolutely adored her. She was one of the kindest and most loving people that I have ever known and was just like Granddaddy in that respect. Stubborn like Grandma too! She got the best parts of both of them. She loved her family fiercely and unconditionally. We are all better people for having known her and I know there is an incredible celebration in heaven with Grandma, Granddaddy, and my Dad! I can’t wait to see them all again one day. Love and prayers to all of you. This world will never be the same without her.

    Kristy Wainscott Attaway
  2. I got the chance to meet and pray over her just the other day, although she was asleep, I know she heard. I’d learned so much about her from her family (I work at the hospital), especially from Mr Gaylon. It sounds like she had a wonderful life. Sending condolences to the family but we all know she’s in the arms of Jesus. And Mr. Gaylon, she did exactly what you said. Thank you for allowing me to share in her life if only through words. Rest easy Mrs Donna

    Kathy Austin
  3. What a special lady Donna was. I was blessed to work with her for several years at UTMB and to become her friend. She was the first person to welcome me and we became fast friends. We shared so many wonderful times. Her light shined so bright. She was so much fun. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. Sending my love and deepest condolences to Gaylon, her sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well as her extended family and friends. She loved her family and her friends with her whole heart. She would do anything she could for anyone in need. She was the type of friend who would cry or laugh with you. We all love her and carry that love and many memories in our hearts now. She will be missed. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.

    Donna Vickers
  4. Our very sincere sympathy.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Belamy
  5. Just now saw this..Mrs. Ray, Ms. Mitchell, Mrs Hodges, Mrs. Gore, and Mrs Garber were all so kind to me at LMJH when I first arrived there knowing nothing, but convinced I knew everything. They helped me out immensely. RIP Mrs. Ray, your kindness and help was always appreciated.

    Luis Venitucci

    Luis Venitucci

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