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I am a Veteran.Ray John Braden

December 6, 1928 - January 12, 2019

Ray John Braden of Mentz, Texas passed away at his residence on January 12, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born on December 6, 1928 in Colorado County, Texas to Herbert and Lena Neuendorff Braden. He married Hazel Brod on January 5, 1959. Ray retired from Pioneer Concrete after 32 years. He was honorably discharged from the National Guard after 8 years of service. Ray enjoyed ranching, hunting, fishing and watching various sporting events of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel of 60 years, his two children Lynn Ray Braden and girlfriend Daphne Gonzales, Rhonda Kay and husband Keith Huskey, his 5 grandchildren Shannon Kusey, Michelle Braden, Elise and husband Hayden Otwell, Brandy and Cheyenne Huskey, and his 3 great grandchildren, Allyson Weir, Lauren and Lynzie Kusey. His extended family David Zajicek, Karl and Jackie Valenta, Cody, Rachael, Emmett and Jacob Valenta. He is also survived by his sisters Adeline Heintschel, Merle Pacher, Jolean Becker, and Delores and husband Henry Voitle and multiple nieces and nephews.

Visitation on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM, followed by Rosary at 7:00 PM at Henneke Funeral Home led by Deacon Doug Tromblee. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at St. Roch's Catholic Church at 10:00 AM, officiated by Father Michael Lyons.

Burial will follow in St. Roch's Catholic Cemetery in Mentz.

Serving as pallbearers are Lynn Braden, Keith Huskey, David Zajicek, Hayden Otwell, Cody Valenta, and Jacob Valenta.

Memorials may be given to Bernardo Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Fund, 2845 FM 949, Cat Spring, TX 78933; or St. Roch's Building Fund, 1600 Frelsburg Rd., Alleyton, TX 78935; or memorial of your choice.


Ray John Braden
December 6, 1928 - January 12, 2019



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