Aray Gawith

January 12, 1922 ~ October 11, 2010

Aray Gawith, age 88, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010, at a Lafayette hospital.

A resident of Lake Charles, she was an avid gardener who loved spending time outdoors. Preceding her in death was her son, Michael J. Mallette.

Survivors include her five children, Donna Blacklidge of Blanchard, LA, Carolyn Schmidt of Topeka, KS, Kenneth J. Mallette of Indian Village, Maria Cryer of Westlake, and Connie Gawith of Iowa; nine grandchildren, Diana Wollschlaeger, Keith and Brian Blacklidge, Dale Schmidt, Jr., Debbie Aragon, Randy and Brent Schmidt, Suzanne McTeer, and Melanie Guidry; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at Johnson Funeral Home. Brother Ronnie Estes will officiate. Burial will follow in Lacassine Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 13, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, October 14, from 11 a.m. until time of service.

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  1. Connie And Family I sorry to here about Mrs. Aray she was a loving and kind person. She reached out to me and Suzanne after Micheal's Death and did everything she could for us And for that I will always love her. Suzanne Mom loves you And I see where you get your kind heart. again I send my Condolence to the rest of the family. And you will all be in my prayers

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about ur sweet momma. She such a strong woman I admired her. She will be missed dearly. Please let me know if you need anything. Love Always Karyn

  3. Maria and I were best friends all through Junior High. I have not see Ms. Aray in years, but I remember spending alot of time at her house when Maria and were friends. I have not seen Maria in YEARS. My symphathy goes out to the whole family. I will keep them in prayer. May the Lord comfort them in this time of their sorrow.

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