Marjorie "Marj" Ray
January 9, 1926  -  February 11, 2019

Marjorie "Marj" Ray

Funeral Service
Chapel of Hope
3321 N. Dal Paso St.
Hobbs, NM  88240
Friday, February 15, 2019
2:00 pm
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Prairie Haven Memorial Park
2201 E. Stanolind
Hobbs, NM  88240
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St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN  38105

Mrs. Marjorie “Marj” Ray née Moore went to be with the Lord on February 11, 2019 in Hobbs, NM at the age of 93 years.

Marj is survived by her husband J.T. Ray, children Grace and Jim Roberson of Hobbs, Judson T. Ray Jr. of Hobbs, Samuel and Vickie Ray of Frederick, CO, Howard Ray of Hobbs, Robert and Betsy Ray of Hobbs, Christie and Chuck Barbee of Roswell and special son Martin Garcia and 4 grandchildren Tarence, Cason, Braden and Matthew. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Flora and brothers W.O., Monroe, Raymond, Freeman and Ernest.

Mary Marjorie Moore was born on January 9, 1926 in Cisco, Texas to William Oliver Moore and Nellie Virginia Notgrass Moore. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University and married Judson Thomas Ray, Sr. in 1953 after moving to Imperial, Texas. Over the years, the couple welcomed 6 children into their home and she set about teaching them her love of music and her Christian faith. Her children remember her as a tireless, dedicated and loving mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals and welcomed all their friends into her home and to the dinner table just as if they were her own children.

Marjorie was an accomplished musician and teacher, instilling in all her children a love of music and an appreciation for all types of music. She was an individual who loved music and was passionate about playing the organ and piano for her church and in sharing her love of music with as many children as she was able, teaching many children to play the piano and performing as an accompanist for students at music competitions well into her sixties.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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  1. Scott and Betty Roberson
    Lubbock, TX

    Mothers are soooo special - their children never forget them..... May God give you His Peace that passes all understanding and may those precious memories bring smiles to your face often! Your mother is in the presence of JESUS - glorious!

  2. Elva Murphy Fertsch
    Winchester, TX

    So sorry for your loss. She was a very Special Lady. Always a smile,

  3. Richard and Carolyn Neely

    Thinking and praying for your family.

  4. Peggy Herd
    Hobbs, NM

    Thinking of you at this time in your lives. Your faith will get you through during the tough times and your love will embrace the good times and memories will make you smile.

  5. Artie jenJenk
    Hobbs, NM

    Sorry for your loss Mary Grace. I didn't know your mom but I'm sure she was a delight to be around. Love you and Jim.

  6. Buddy Smith
    San Angelo, TX

    Such lasting memories I have of Marj! She was so inspirational as to who I am today! Always will this special teacher and friend burn in my heart! My thoughts are with you all my friends during this time.

  7. Gayle
    Hobbs, NM

    Sending love, light and prayers for your family. Even though we know that she is well and at peace with God, I also know you will miss her every day. I love this photo of Margie and will always remember her as a beautiful person with a beautiful heart and a smile for everyone. It seemed to me that she laughed more than most folks and I loved that about her. I bet she and my dad, their brothers and little sister are all sharing love and laughs, like they did growing up together. I wish you comforting memories and many blessings now and always.. .

  8. Sandra CLaunch
    Hobbs, NM

    Mrs Ray was always with a smile and could count on her telling a joke. She was always reading the dictionary and each time i seen her i would get a new word to learn. Loved her very much and will miss her.I know she went to heaven on wings of angels .

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