February 26, 1948 – August 11, 2018
Gloria Betancourt Ray, born February 26, 1948 in Mercedes, Texas, lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, August 11, 2018 surrounded by her family at home in Cypress, Texas. Mrs. Ray is retired from the City of Houston's Public Works Dept. She is survived by Dennis Ray; her one true love, soul mate, and husband of 47 years. Her children, Dennis Betancourt and wife Dawn, Gloria Marie Smith, and Amanda Lewis; grandchildren Jordan Smith, Adam Betancourt, Emma Betancourt, and Franki Lewis. She is also survived by her siblings Armando Losoya and wife Helen, Severiano Losoya and wife Katie, Guadalupe Betancourt, Jr. and wife M. Lupita, Ellie O'Connor and husband Dennis, sisters-in-law Adela Losoya, Donna Betancourt and brother in-law Honario Suarez. Also survived and adored by numerous nieces and nephews. Gloria was preceded in death by her mother Juanita Betancourt, father Guadalupe Betancourt, Sr., brother Rene Losoya, sister Olga Suarez and brother Ricardo Betancourt Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Brookside Funeral Home-Cypress Creek, 9149 Highway 6 North in Houston, TX. The funeral service will immediately follow at 4:00pm.
- Visitation Friday, August 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, August 17, 2018
- Graveside Service Thursday, August 30, 2018
August 19, 2018
My Aunt Gloria was a very amazing woman with a heart the size of Texas.
There were no problems she couldn’t find a solution for, and there was no one that ever left her home not feeling better about their situation, or hungry either. She always made sure there was food aplenty. She was a rockstar in the kitchen!
I loved her for her selfless ways. Taking care of my grandparents, making sure they made their doctor and dental appointments, and grocery runs. After her father passed away, she took in her mom, my grandma, and took the best care of her, until she was called to Heaven.
But most of all, she got me through the hardest days of my life. My last days with my mom, fighting her own cancer battle. I was so lost without my mom. No one to call me practically everyday to see how I was doing, and what was going on at work? No movie dates or lunches. And no one to plan my birthday, because I didn’t care. Aunt Glo and my sisters helped me get back on my feet, and care about celebrating with family again.
I’m glad you’re not suffering anymore. And in my heart I know you’re with my mom, being sisters again, and with your brothers and parents preparing for all of us to meet you later. It’s not the final goodbye, it’s I’ll see y’all later, and I’ll bring a good appetizer recipe to share at the table.
August 17, 2018
Her smile shined right through her eyes and her laughter could light up any room, she was a storm to be reckoned with when she was unhappy because she had the biggest heart and cared more than anyone I know. She had the most giving spirit and never ending love for her family. Her presence was warm and inviting and people were drawn to her like the embers of a fire on a cold night...so fitting that we all called her "Glo". I will love her always, we all will, rest now dear Aunt Glo you are in our thoughts and fond memories forever!
Lisa Knopp Shoemaker
August 16, 2018
This is just one of the MANY good times we had together. :-) I actually taught her something on this day we cooked together. I am going to miss you, Aunt Glo. I will think of you always when I look around my house and see the many things you made for my family. LOVE YOU!
August 16, 2018
Met Gloria last year loved her kindness, loved to hear about her mom n how close she was with her n how she took care of her while she was preparing her delicious Spanish Rice. My sister, brother n mom spent a good hour alone with her n it was wonderful. She was a beautiful person. May she Rest In Peace. My heartfelt sympathy to all my wonderful cousins. Love you all. ❤️
August 14, 2018
I’ll never forget Gloria’s wonderful laugh. My heart goes out to all those she left behind.
August 14, 2018