Funeral services will be held for Patsy Ann (Dunn) Raz at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at Eubanks Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Patsy Ann Raz, 83, of Wise Community passed away peacefully Aug. 17, 2019. Patsy Ann Dunn was born to Ernest Nebraska and Alice Faye (Lewis) Dunn June 29, 1936 in Mabank. She grew up in Mabank and graduated from Mabank High School with the Class of 1954. She was voted Most Wittiest and was active in basketball and the marching band.
She married Jerry Raz, of Wise Community, Aug. 20, 1954, at the Four Mile Lutheran Church in Prairieville. Theirs was the first recorded marriage for the church.
She followed him to his naval assignment in Las Vegas, Nev. During this time, while working as a phone operator at the Dunes Hotel, she had the privilege of cursing out the infamous Howard Hughes who learned you don’t curse out a fellow Texan, especially an East Texas Dunn!
After his discharge from the Navy, Pat and Jerry relocated to Garland to raise their two children. Jerry joined the Dallas Police Department and Pat became a bookkeeper for various companies, finally retiring from Golden Acres Home for the Jewish Aged in 1983.
She and Jerry moved back to Wise Community where she spent her time sewing, canning, quilting and re-establishing herself into the Order of Eastern Star in the Mabank Chapter serving as past Matron. She enjoyed helping put on shows for local nursing homes and other events.
She loved to attend polka dances, listen to music and create music with her sister Carolyn – which at times had family dogs joining in with their singing.
She is survived by her son Anthony “Tony” Louis Raz and daughter Tina Laurea Raz, grandsons Robert Anthony Raz and Timothy Ryan Raz, granddaughter Tasha Faye Haygood, great-grandchildren Jordyn, Morgan, Robert, JoDee, Tiffeny, James, Sandy and Jerry, sister Carolyn Bland of Eustace, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Raz, parents Ernie and Faye Dunn, brother Joel Dunn and adopted brother Vernon Howard.
David Brann will be officiating for the Raz Family.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.