Mary Patricia (Pat) Bird Raney

Date of Birth: March 16, 1934  |   Date of Death: February 5, 2017   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 10, 2017. 

RANEY PHOTOMary Patricia (Pat) Bird Raney of San Marcos, TX, passed away with a change of residence, on February 5, 2017. She was born March 16, 1934, in Gonzales, TX to Arthur and Virginia (Hicks) Bird.

She graduated from Gonzales High School in May 1952 and received  a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education, minor in Music, 1955.  She later earned her Master’s in Education at Texas State University.

Pat met her beloved husband, Airman Nolan Eugene (Gene) Raney, during her last semester at Texas State University, San Marcos.  They enjoyed 57 years of marriage and had three daughters, eight grandsons, and four great-grandchildren.

As a teacher, she taught in numerous school districts and retired from Dripping Springs. She was a special education teacher and loved her students as her own.

She was active in the Baptist church her entire life.  She served as a pianist, an organist, a Sunday School teacher for adults with special needs, and a Sunday School teacher for international students.  She and Gene were both involved in Lay Renewal Ministries for many years.  The most important decision of Pat’s life was asking Jesus to be her personal Lord and Savior. Pat was known as a great prayer warrior and participated in prayer ministries. She loved reading the Bible daily. She considered the Bible the greatest love story.

Pat is survived by her daughters, Mary Jean and husband Greg, and their sons, Brennan, Christopher, Drew, Eric and Russell Mittal, of San Antonio, Penny Marie  and husband, Bobby, of Great Falls, Montana and Penny’s son, Micah Oliver (Leah) of Rosanky, Carol Ann Scott and husband, Mike, and their sons, Derek Scott (Tina) and their children, Melissa, Derek, Jr. and Audrey, and Michael Scott (Sumer) and their son, Miles all of Dripping Springs.  Pat had numerous other family members and friends who made her life richer and fuller.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and all three of her siblings.

Visitation at Pennington Funeral Home, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 9.  A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday. February 10, at First Baptist Church in San Marcos, with Rev. Bob Maas officiating.  Interment to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.

To honor Pat’s memory, donations may be made to the San Marcos First Baptist Church building fund or the organization of your choice.

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311.




4 Condolences

  • Karen Hudson

    February 8th, 2017 on 3:16 pm

    Mary and Family
    May God continue to comfort you and your family.

    Karen H

  • Mitch Miranda

    February 9th, 2017 on 2:35 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember the few times we met she was always so sweet

  • Matt Miranda

    February 10th, 2017 on 1:05 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom… I was planning to come but got the time wrong! If you need anything, please call me! We are all praying for you and the whole Mittal crew. Love y’all

  • Jamie & Trine Miranda

    February 10th, 2017 on 1:20 am

    Mary, Greg, and boys, we cannot adequately express our love for all of you as well as your dear parents. Your sweet mother was always such a joy on our caroling excursions and at other events we have shared. I have seen many wonderful qualities that you both share. May you find some comfort in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior whom she loved so much.

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