Ray Elledge Daves

Daves Photo  Ray Elledge Daves passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016, in League City, Texas, at the age of 68. Born on August 6, 1947, in Houston, Texas to JN Dewey Daves and Coralie Laverta (Arnold) Daves, he met his future bride, Rosalie Romano, at St. Elizabeth Hospital and married her September 1, 1968.
Ray was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Lamar University and graduated from The University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 1971. While there, he was initiated into the Beta Omicron Chapter of The Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society.
Ray and Rosalie celebrated the birth of two daughters, Robyn Laverta Daves Culling and Robye Marie Daves Harvey. He was received into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1975 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.
Ray was a selfless servant in all areas of his life, especially to his wife and daughters, and he had the most cherished title of ‘Pop’ to his six grandchildren. He served tirelessly as a pharmacist in his own business and then later in the hospital and on the mission field. He owned Miramar Pharmacy in Seabrook, Texas and The Prescription Shoppe in Coleman, Texas, where patrons were more than customers–they were friends. Because of Ray’s love for music, he began The Coleman Barbershop Chorus. Later, as a hospital pharmacist, he treasured his coworkers tremendously. Most of all, he was a servant of the Lord. A fervent member of his parish church, Ray was faithful to his most important appointment of the week in Adoration, was a fisher of men with his ACTS brothers, and passionately brought Jesus and healthcare to the poorest of the poor in Guatemala. In his roles as advisor, caretaker, counselor, encourager, moral compass, and shoulder to cry on, Ray quietly was the face and hands of Jesus to everyone he met.
In 1997, Ray began working at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital where he served tirelessly and was always willing to take another’s shift when needed. His days off were spent traveling or cheering on his grandchildren, whether it was at a sporting or scouting event and dance recitals. Ray may have been a die-hard Cougar fan, but his daughters had truly instilled the Spirit of Aggieland in him.
Preceded in death by his parents, JN Dewey and Coralie Daves, Iris Daves, and Sister in Law Jeannie McGee. Ray is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rosalie, his daughters Robyn and husband Thomas Culling and their sons Cade and Cameron; Robye and husband Shawn Harvey and their children Grant, Ryanne, Clark and Rhyse. He is also survived by his two brothers, Lamar and wife Kay Daves and his identical twin Roy and wife Carolyn Daves along with his nieces and nephew. He was also survived by his sisters, Marie Zeto, Theresa Foster, Catherine Chu, Johnnie Magliolo, and Angela Romano.
Serving as pallbearers are Tracy Andrus, Edward Bornet, Michael Culling, David Mace, Gary Noto and Regis Wrobleski. Honorary Pallbearers are the St. Paul the Apostle ACTS Brothers.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday, February 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. with a Rosary to follow from 7:30-8:00. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday, February 6, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wencil Pavlovsky, celebrant. All services will take place at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058. Interment to follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, TX 77539.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Paul Building Fund or STA Medical Missions, St. Thomas Aquinas, 2451 Earl Rudder Freeway S., College Station, TX 77845.


  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all as you mourn his passing.

    Andrea Shaw
  2. Dear Robyn, Rosalie & Robye,
    My heart is heavy hearing about your dad’s passing. Please know that you will be in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. I know you miss him terribly. He was so kind – and so proud of you girls and your mom. He was always so nice to our family – a real gentleman.

    Molly (Springer) McCoy

  3. Robye; and to all of your family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you all! Love & Prayers to you all!

    Mandy Nunez Ridgeway
  4. Ray will always be in the hearts of the many lives he touched. He was a man that you could always count on. He will be greatly missed.

    Kim & Mike Frazier
  5. Robyn,
    We are so sorry for your loss. In reading about your dad it’s very obvious what a wonderful man he was to his family and to those around him. Although you will miss him immensely, try to find comfort in knowing that he is in a heavenly home which has been prepared for all of God’s children. We are here for you and the boys. Please allow your friends (brothers and sisters in Christ) to minister and serve you as needed.
    Much Love in Christ,
    Mark and Jackie Taylor
    And Jena Frazier

    Jackie Taylor
  6. Dear Rosalie:
    We are unable to be with you this weekend but our prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort and console you.
    Love from YSIC and YBIC Hilary and Ed.

    Hilary Bercier
  7. Robyn,
    Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate this difficult time. Your father sounded like an amazing man and I know will be missed by many. May his legacy live on through his children and grandchildren. Our family is here for you should you need anything.

    Elaine, Jerry, Kylie and Peyton Allbritton

    Elaine Allbritton
  8. Dear Rosalie, Robyn and Robye: We are so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing but
    you can rest in the assurance that he is in Heaven. When Berniece told me, I started remembering Ray, Rosalie, Berniece, Dr. Mann, Charles Shepherd, Dub S. all the
    great “coffee drinking” stories, lots of laughter, fun times, Great Memories! Hang on to all of your Good Memories and know that God will help you get through this
    Very Hard time. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers! Love yall!! Betty & Wayne

    Betty McClure
  9. Dearest Rosalie, Robyn and Robye – I’m heartbroken about Ray’s passing. I hope you know how much you are loved and how much Ray meant to me, my parents and Chris. I can’t stop thinking about all the good times we had in Seabrook, Miramar, Wildwood and Coleman. His quiet smile and laugh will live on in our hearts forever. Your father was a blessing. Ya’ll are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and prayers – Jackie (Ayotte) Hennessey

    Jackie Hennessey
  10. Dearest Rosalie, Robyn and Robye: Larry and I are so sorry to hear of your loss, what a blessing he was to all that could call him husband, father, Pop and Brother in Christ. We both just sat and cried when we heard the news, and not being able to be there to put our arms around you all at this time. Know our thoughts and prayers have been offered up to you all this week, may Lord give you strength to get thru the next few days as you celebrate a great mans life. As well as in days and weeks to follow know he is there to guide you and give comfort. Hope to see you in near future to spend some time with you. Love and prayers, Larry and Sharon

    Sharon Fuglsang
  11. Rosalie and girls,

    So very sorry, have you in our prayers.

    Tom and Joyce Dill

    Joyce Dill
  12. Rosalie, our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of cousin Ray. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

    Jim and Cheryl Marszalek
  13. Dear Rosalie, Robyn and Robye,
    We are so sorry for your loss and know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Ray was such a great man and role model. I know that we have lost touch in recent years, but I still remember how much fun our families had together in our formative years. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten and I know he is with the Lord.
    Grace and Peace to you and yours.

    Chris Ayotte

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