Edna Olivia Gandy died on Aug. 2, 2009 in Medford, Ore., the day before her 85th birthday.

She was attended by her husband, Richard A Ray and her four children, Joni Jones, Susan Ray, Rick Ray, and Thomas Ray and is survived by 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was raised on the Gandy family farm in Robstown.

A memorial service was held at Seaside Cemetery in Corpus Christi on Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Gandy plot.