Associates

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    John Ed Ray

    Manager

    Since 1980, Jon has provided compassionate care to families in Kentucky and Houston, Texas. After earning a degree in mortuary science from Commonwealth College of Sciences in 1984, Jon joined the Dignity Memorial® family, where he has been proudly serving families for over 34 years.

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    Tina Louwerse Markevich

    Funeral Director

    Tina began serving part time in the funeral industry in 1986 before going full time in 1988. Her professional mentor nurtured her lifelong love and appreciation for funeral service in addition to training her as a funeral director and teaching her the importance of community involvement.

    After serving 15 years as a funeral director in the Houston area, Tina left the industry to further her education in the medical field. She managed a physical therapy clinic, served as an area manager in home health and as a medic in emergency medicine. As much as she enjoyed working the medical field, Tina missed the funeral industry. In July 2015, Tina joined the Dignity Memorial® team.

    Tina's free time is divided volunteering wherever she is needed—with the local food bank, Bo’s Place, the LIFT program and others. She lives in Galveston and loves the outdoors. When she's not on the beach or motorcycling, Tina is usually spending time with the Houston Area Trails Hiking Club, the Texas Outdoor Woman Network, kayaking, fishing, hunting, training for a marathon or trying some new recipe.