Mary Cuddy

Mary Laferne Cuddy (Smith)

March 18, 1930 - January 30, 2021
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Raymond Lee Cuddy (01/06/1929-01/25/2021)
Mary Laferne Smith Cuddy (03/18/1930-01/30/2021)
Raymond was born near Bonham, Texas, at what is now Bonham State Park, on a black land farm during the depression. He moved to Dallas, Texas, at a young age attending John Henry Brown Elementary School, graduating from Forest Avenue High School. He served in the Navy for 6 years, 2 during the Korean War. He served in Basic Training in San Diego, California. He served on the U.S.S. Boeing Strait based in Seattle, Washington. Later, he served on the U.S.S. Salem based in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a member of the IBEW Local No. 20 for 69 years, working as a Journeyman. He married Laferne on his first leave at San Diego on July 29, 1948. They were married over 71 years. He was active in the Indian Guides with his sons. He loved to fish and camp out. They travelled every where they wanted in retirement with their favorites being Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean. They were members of the First United Methodist Church of Midlothian.
Laferne was born near Commerce, Texas, on a black land farm during the depression. She moved to Dallas at a young age attending W.E. Greiner Junior High School, graduating from Sunset High School. She worked at Skillerns and Page Drug Stores. She worked until she had children, then became a Stay-At-Home Mom. Her greatest joy was to raise her children. She was active in Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls. She would take us on picnics, to zoos, museums and amusement parks. She loved going to the State Fair! She loved flowers and gardening. She collected cookbooks and recipes. She loved to cook, especially desserts! She, also, sewed well. She loved to travel. She travelled with her husband, sister-in-law and daughter every where she wanted to go. She also enjoyed travelling with the Laura Blackburn and Dan Dipert Bus Tours. She just had a great time! She, also, adored her grand children and great grand children.

They are survived by:
Daughter and Son-in Law: Janet & Eddie DeCoste
Sons and Daughter-in-Laws: Michael and Adriana Cuddy
Mark and Rhonda Cuddy
Grand Children
Grand Daughters and Husbands: Samantha and Kenneth Hall
Mary Beth and Corey Cockman
Jennifer and Nick Deckard
Great Grand Children
Great Grand Sons: Keaton Hall
Declan Cockman
Fox Deckard (Arriving Soon)
Great Grand Daughters: Khloe Hall
Kenzie Hall (Arriving Soon)
Aunt: Ruby Jean Julian Fortenbury
Sister: Delila Cuddy
Cousins: Gwen Chandler
Linda Chandler Hayes
Memoriams should be sent to:
Bristol Hospice -Pathways
Attention: Spiritual Care
115 Park Pl Blvd #100
Waxahachie, TX 45165

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Mary Maxwell

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We met the Cuddy's when they and we exercised at the Methodist Church. We visited them a few times in their home and we would see them occasionally at the grocery store. I wish I had known she had worked at Skillern's and Page Drugs. Both those places were significant to my childhood. We thought so much of them and pray for comfort over the loved ones they leave behind. God rest your souls, Ray & Laferne....Mary & Dwaine

Amy Westmoreland

Posted at 03:48pm
I can remember holidays when we were home visiting going to their house for Christmas Eve dinner. It was always a warm and loving environment. I will truly miss them and pray for all our family and friends that they can rest knowing they are together in Heaven, rejoicing in his love.

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