Gay Raabe

Gay Raabe, 59, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at an area hospital. Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 13, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Gay was born on February 15, 1951 in Rosebud, Texas, to Edgar and Alma Weiss Raabe. Gay graduated from Rosebud-Lott High School in 1969. She was a long-time member of the Antioch Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading and especially playing Bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Gene Raabe.

Survivors include daughter, Christina Hill and husband, Jeff of China Spring; daughter, Vanessa Harris and husband, Jeff, of Chickasaw, Ok.; son, William Tindell and wife, Terrie, of Waco; and daughter, Jennifer Tindell, also of Waco: brother, Butch Raabe, of Aquilla, and sister, Shirley Reed and husband, John of Waco; grandchildren, Lindsey, Regan, Tyler, Brooke, Parker, Jacob, Aubrey, Abigail, Poe, Ethan, Tyler, Corina, Elijah, Owen, Zachary, Aaron, and Matthew, and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Bob and Judy Rinehart

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Diana & Ernie Gerik

    Dear Hill Family,

    I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a very special lady. We try and prepare ourselves for these things, but we are never ready to lose those we love. May it comfort you to know she


    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and payers are with you during this difficult time in your life. We pray that you will find comfort in knowing that Gay is no longer in any pain. May God’s Grace strengthen you.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Joyce and Tim cammack

  5. Keith & Kathy Baker

    Vanessa and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.
    Keith & Kathy

  6. Dear Family and Loved ones of Gay Raabe:
    "Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow; may looking back in Memory help comfort you tomorrow"–author unknown

    My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all.

    Pam Harris

  7. May her wonderfull memories be with all of us forever in our hearts while she is at peace and has her wings now.

  8. To Gay’s family my thoughts and prayers are with you. I knew Gay from the bowling ally

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