Arlene Margaret Bray, 74, of Orange, passed away April 11, at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be her son, the Rev. Douglas Bray of Harmony Baptist in Vidor. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Danavain, Tx., Dec. 13, 1940, she was the daughter of Martin Nelsen and Hazel Mauk Nelsen. Arlene retired from the Orange Housing Authority after over 30 years of service. She was an avid movie watcher and enjoyed spending time and shopping with her friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Hazel Nelsen; husband, Don Edward Bray; sister, Jean Nohavitza and brother, Jack Nelsen.
She is survived by her daughter, Shana Gonzalez of Nederland; son, Douglas Bray and wife, Lynn of Vidor; grandchildren, Mindi Vandervoort, Dustin Gonzalez, Ryan Bray and Jordan Lynch and great-grandchildren, Ace, Brock, and Tripp Vandervoort, Emma Gonzalez, London, Layne and Levi Lynch.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Bray, Dustin Gonzalez, Micah Bray, Zach Bray, Jerry Vandervoort, and Nate Lynch. Honorary pallbearer is Tommy Nelsen.