Elizabeth Anne "Libby" Ray Flahie passed away March 5, 2023 after a brief illness. She was 77 years old. There will be a private family gathering later to remember Libby.
Libby was born in Kilgore, Texas on September 27, 1945. She attended Longview, Texas schools and graduated from Longview High School in 1963. Libby attended Kilgore College and Mesa College in Phoenix, Arizona. Libby worked most of her life and enjoyed her work as an assistant elementary school librarian, in plant and tree nurseries, banking, and, for the last ten years of her life, with the Welch and Cammack Family funeral homes.
Libby was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Elizabeth Ray; her brother, Richard Ray; her former husband, Michael Flahie; and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her son, John (Suzanne) Flahie of Longview, Texas; grandson, Daniel (Heather) Flahie and great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Wermers of Yankton, South Dakota; her uncle, James Robinson of Austin, Texas; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and great friends all over the country.
Libby loved plants and trees of all kinds. She was an avid reader and especially loved mystery novels. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the public library of your choice.