Ray Holt Conatser
ODESSA Ray Holt Conatser, 72, of Odessa, passed away November 11, 2004,
at Hospice House in Odessa. He was a loving husband, father,
grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, November 15, 2004, at the
Vine Baptist Church with Johnny Touchstone, pastor, officiating. Burial
will follow at Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of Frank W. Wilson
Ray was born June 14, 1932, in Lingleville, TX, to John and Mable Hickey
Conatser. He married Mary Frances Anderson on April 11, 1958, in Ft.
Worth. They moved to Odessa in 1959. Ray worked at Crockett Jr. High
School, as a teacher, for 32 years. He was a deacon at Vine Baptist
Church, President of the Classroom Teachers Association and a longtime
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Conatser of Odessa; son,
Kevin Conatser of Odessa; daughter, Kristi Nicholas and her husband,
James, of Odessa; granddaughters, Morgan Blair Conatser, Krystyn Marie
Conatser and Kaytlyn Suzanne Conatser; grandsons, Michael Nicholas and
Keith Nicholas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Otis Conatser and his wife,
Beverly, of Dallas, Billy Jack Conatser of Kennedale, TX, Jimmy Conatser
and his wife, Peggy, of Andrews, Bobby and his wife, Jo Rita, of
Stephenville and Donna Conatser of Stephenville; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Ruth Robinson and her husband, Richard, of Hobbs, and
Mary Jo Sheppard and her husband, Rex, of Mansfield, TX; and numerous
nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to the Vine Baptist Music Ministry or the Hospice