On Saturday, Dec. 18, RAY ELLEN ODLE went to be with our Lord and Savior. Ray Ellen was born Feb. 6, 1931 in Gregory, Ark., to William Ray Moon and Pearl Addis Boyles. She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, Maudie Catherine Dickens and Lura Mae Moon. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, J. Edward Odle; and four sons, Eddie (Susan), Tommy (Vicki), Jimmy (Debbie), all of Little Rock, Ark., and Donnie (Kim) of Paron, Ark. She is also survived by her brother, Owen Moon (Carolyn), of North Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren (Jennifer Robinson, Heather Carter, Michelle, Michael, and Angela Odle all of Little Rock, Brian Odle of NLR, Jessica Remsing of Bryant, and Austin and Jordan Odle of Paron); seven great-grandchildren, and a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins. Ray Ellen is a 1949 graduate of Laura Conner High School in Augusta, Ark. A devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, she dearly loved her family. An avid gardener, she seemed to have two green thumbs. Growing flowers of all kinds, she especially loved her irises. Arts and crafts were another passion. Ceramics, sewing, quilting, needlepoint, painting, bird watching, and collectables are just a few of the things that she loved doing. Traveling was a passion she and Ed shared. Over the years, their goal was to visit all 50 states. They completed this goal in 1997 with a memorable trip to Alaska. A faithful church attendee, she was very close to her extended church family. She is a member of Amboy United Methodist Church and the Esther Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Memorials may be made to Amboy United Methodist Church (311 E Military Dr., NLR, Ark., 72118), or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America (P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass., 01202). Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at North Little Rock Funeral Home (1921 N. Main St., NLR). Funeral services with be Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at North Little Rock Funeral Home with interment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery (7401 Highway 5 North Alexander, Saline County).
Published December 20, 2010