CLINTON — Raymond C. Browy, 85, of Clinton, entered into his heavenly glory at 12:55 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 17, 2015), surrounded by his loving family at LeRoy Manor.
A celebration of Raymond’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center at First Christian Church, 100 N. Jackson St., Clinton, with Greg Taylor officiating and with a luncheon following. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.
Raymond was born July 22, 1929, in Marinette, Wis., the fourth of six children to Orville and Ethel Hutchinson Browy. Raymond proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, both in Germany and Korea.
He married Mary Ralyan in April 1952 and lived in St. Francis, Wis., for 57 years.
Ray is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Browy, Clinton; sisters, Helen LeBoeuf and Lucille (Phillip) Wanner; and brother, John “Doug” (Janet) Browy. He is also survived by his daughters, Lynn (Steve) Stephens, Clinton, and Sheryl (Rick) Honeyager, North Carolina; grandchildren, Amy (Vince) Joss, Farmer City; Jason Stephens, Seoul, Korea; James (Deborah) Stephens, Texas; Sarah (Nathan) Penny, South Carolina; Bethany (Dustin) Riego, North Carolina; Rebecca (Andrew) Cale, South Carolina; and Joanna (Bernard) Kaswarra, North Carolina; and four great-grandchildren, Kate, Mark, Reagan and Cohen.
Ray did many jobs to support his family, ending with Wisconsin Electric Power Co. before retiring. He and Mary then became winter Texans for 17 years. They enjoyed camping and traveling, especially with their square dance group.
In 2009, Raymond and Mary moved to Clinton and found many new friends. Ray loved to walk and was known around the neighborhood for his smile and wave. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com