Ray Paul Jungen, 78, Orange, TX
Ray Paul Jungen, 78, of Orange, TX passed away on August 25, 2018 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph Daleo as celebrant. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, with the recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Ray was born in Tyler, TX on October 7, 1939 and spent most of his childhood in Port Arthur, TX. He was a 1958 graduate of Bishop Byrne High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and dearly loved his country. But, the love of his life was Jackie, his wife of 50 wonderful years. They were always together and never tired of each other’s company. Ray had a strong faith in God and was a devoted husband and father to their nine children. His Catholic faith and his family were the most important parts of his life. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and had previously been a longtime member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Bridge City before moving to Orange.
Ray loved helping others. After working as a draftsman at DuPont for over 30 years and retiring in 1998, Ray saw his job as doing good for other people. He always had a smile on his face and never said goodbye without saying, “God Bless.” Ray meant everything to his wife and family, and words cannot adequately express how much he was loved.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bernice Jungen of Port Arthur, TX. He is survived by his wife Jackie of Orange, TX; 9 children: Margaret Riordan (Denis), Brandon, MS; Mary Williams (Joseph), Beaumont, TX; Julie Kobrin (David), Spring, TX; Charlotte Jungen, Houston, TX; Paul Jungen (Kristie), Prescott, AZ; Cecilia Wiese (Brian), Rathdrum, ID; Peter Jungen, Beaumont, TX; Matthew Jungen, Houston, TX; Roseanne Jungen, Orange, TX; 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother, Ed Jungen (Evelyn) of Groves, TX; his sister, Ann Jungen Murphy (Grover) of Nederland, TX; his sister-in-law, Erma Youngblood (Doug) of Houston, TX; and many nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Jungen, Peter Jungen, Matthew Jungen, Denis Riordan, Joseph Williams, David Kobrin, Brian Wiese, and Jeff Couthran. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Jungen and Grover Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School in Orange, TX.