April 5th – March 2, 2021
Obituary & Services
Ray lived in Austin, Texas; he passed unexpectedly on March 2, at the young age of 74, in his home with Patsy by his side. Ray was a former veteran of the United States Army National Guard; he served honorably as a Military Police Officer.
Ray will be joined by his father Andres, mother Maria, and his sisters, Molly, Lupe, Lisa, and Candi.
Ray is survived by his partner Patsy, son Chris (Kursten), daughter Monica (Santana), and Sally, 6 grandchildren Anthony (Esmer), Amanda, Nicholas (Stephanie), Wolfgang, Matthias, Matilda and 8 great grandchildren Jonathan, Anthony, Layla, Elias, Jayden, Arianna, Amarick, Ezra
Siblings, Donut (Hilda), Julia (Keith), Minga, he is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dad loved and valued the time he spent with his family; he smiled, laughed and cried every time he told his stories about life’s moments.
Dad loved going to Casa Maria’s for our weekend breakfast, he enjoyed seeing and meeting with his old buddies over coffee.
His passion was painting as well as cooking and he sure did love catalog buying!! He made a friend everywhere he went, and anyone who met him wanted to be a friend.
We will miss the sound of your voice the advice and wisdom you gave us, and we’ll miss your go to phrase “IF YOU DON’T LEAVE A MESSAGE I WONT CALL YOU BACK” you being you dad.
There will be a memorial service for Ray at the All Faiths Funeral Home (North Austin)(TBA). In lieu of flowers please donate to Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled American Veterans in honor of Ray Benites.