Catherine Joyce Raymer

19310123 –


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email


Catherine Joyce Wileman Raymer went to heaven on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Lubbock, Texas.  She was born January 23, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri to Odessa Henry Wileman and Euna Catherine Morgan Wileman.  She graduated from Lubbock High School in 1949.  She married Lloyd Thompson September 17, 1949 – August 25, 1967.  They had six children.  In 1974 she married Charles Heath Raymer.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Jo Susan Brown Stanley.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Heath Raymer; daughter Libbi Sedberry and husband Mike of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter Cathe Welborn and husband David of Moore, OK; daughter Dolly DeBusk and husband Wayne of Hays, KS; son Kelley Thompson and wife Marilyn of Omaha, NB; and daughter Julie Lewelling and husband Randy of Lubbock, TX. 

She is also survived by her sisters Phyllis Stewart and husband Ed of Lubbock, TX and Beth Morrisset of San Marcos, TX. In addition she is survived by twelve grandchildren, Tammy Sedberry, Samantha Huereca, Emily Kifer, Jason Brown, Kristin Stone, Elizabeth Jorgenson, Shawn Thompson, Daniel Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Catherine Lewelling, Victoria Lewelling and Iva Lewelling; and thirteen great grandchildren.

She loved to play the piano and sing in the church choir. She sang in the choirs of First Methodist of Seagraves, Texas, First Methodist and St Luke’s Methodist of Lubbock, Texas.

She worked for a short time at Scoggin Dickey Buick and Barrett’s Automotive, but the majority of her work career was 25 years in procurement at Reese Air Force Base where she retired in 1988. 

She took care of her ailing mother-in-law and then her ailing mother for 20 plus years (there Has to be a crown in heaven for that). Her hobbies were reading (voraciously), eating chocolate, drinking coffee and watching old classic movies. 

She enjoyed traveling and making memories with her husband Heath to Germany, The Great Wall in China, and Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. Her husband, youngest daughter and family have been her caregivers for the last 8 years.

The family wishes to extend a very heartfelt Thank You to Kindred Hospice, Rosie, Mary-Angel and Linda for all the help we received and the tender care given to our mother.


The family asks that any memorials be sent to your local Alzheimer’s Association.


1 thought on “Catherine Joyce Raymer”

  1. I always remember Joyce with a wide smile of greeting in the Hi Robinson Class at First United Methodist Church. Bless her heart, she had a long good-by and Julie, her daughter, was a super care giver for many years. Our love to the family and Heath. Ed and Jo Anne Smith

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.