Mary Ray, 95-years-old, and going strong, was recently named Resident of the Month, at her retirement community, Colonial Oaks, in Pasadena, Texas.
Born on December 14th in Houston, the middle of three sisters, Mary is a fifth-generation Texan and a graduate of Larmar High School. She worked at Texaco and volunteered at the local Red Cross during World War II. She was also a member of the Mother's Club at Queen of Peace Catholic elementary school in Houston.
Today, Mary loves playing piano while real passion, however, is reading. She is also very good with numbers and dates, and can recite any family event with surprising accuracy.
Among the family, Mary is well-known as the family story-teller, as she retains and relays many family anecdotes, both serious and amusing - from her mother's childhood survival of the 1900 Galveston Storm to her accidental "wrapping" of the Golden Gate Bridge within a month of its opening in the summer of 1937.
Mary's family describes as loving and caring for others.
Clearly, Mary not only leads her A-Life - but a superior A-Life of humanitarianism.
God bless Mary Ray forever.