Retha Marie Carley

April 3, 1928July 23, 2020

Retha Marie Carley was born on April 3, 1928 in Morningsport, Louisiana. She passed away peacefully on July 23, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her husband John Carley who was the love of her life.

She is survived by her three daughters Retha Gadus, husband Joe, Rona Doherty, husband Damon, and Johnifer Barron, husband Jamie, all of Porter, Texas. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kami and Jason Wright of Cordoba, Argentina, Beth and Danny Cox of Conroe, Texas, Keely and Ben Snellenberger of Houston, Texas, Joseph Gadus and Frances of Kingwood, Texas, Kyle and Karson Doherty and Josh and Jace Barron of Porter, Texas.

She loved her great-grandbabies Kayden, Carley and Brielle Wright, Addisyn and Ashlyn Cox and Cohen Snellenberger. Everyone loved her and knew her as MeeMaw. She had a fierce love, loyalty and faithfulness to her family. She enjoyed cooking and feeding her friends and family.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


Retha Marie Carley

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Jan Kelley

July 29, 2020

MeeMaw was special in so many ways .... her smile lit up a room. My favorite memory was David and I were honored to drive her to her birthday dinner in the Hummer we had at the time! She lived it and we had a great time!😘

Randy Voyles

July 29, 2020

Man this lady was sweet and kind to me for so many years... And she could cook like a champ!!! First time I ever ate whole fried catfish was from her kitchen, and she said, "Awe do ahead and put your fork down on the bones and pull that fired meat up..." LOL good times...

Wayne and Ruth Lucas

July 26, 2020

MeeMaw always had a smile for everyone. Beautiful lady, you will be missed.