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1928 - 2011


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Raymond C. Erben


After a very full and successful life, Raymond C. Erben passed away on June 1st 2011. He was born in New Braunfels, TX on August 29, 1928, to Hertha and Adolph Erben. He was sixth in line of seven children born to the family. When Raymond was 14 years of age, he moved with his family to San Antonio where he entered Alamo Heights High School (AHHS). He was a talented athlete, playing football for Alamo Heights and serving as captain of the team at one point. Raymond was in the High Steppers Fraternity in high school and kept up for years with many friends he made there .He graduated from AHHS in 1947, and went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Texas A & I in Kingsville Texas. It was here at A & I that he met Patsy Ruth Jarrott, whom he married in 1950. They spent 60 years of marriage together, producing three daughters, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He lived most of his adult life in San Antonio, moving to Boerne, Texas in 1995. Raymond had a long, successful career with Luby's Cafeterias, retiring in 1986. He had been part of the corporation since the late 1950's, mostly in San Antonio with a six year period spent in Beaumont, Texas. After retiring, he and Patsy enjoyed traveling, visiting all but two of the 48 contiguous United States. Their travels were usually road trips and included everything from famous landmarks to 'off the beaten track' excursions. He and Patsy loved their traveling days and told stories for years to come about their various memories. Raymond was very family oriented and set up many trips, hunting opportunities, and celebrations just to get the family together. He fostered a strong sense of importance for his loved ones to congregate as often as possible. Everything he did was focused on his family and served the purpose of drawing them together. His happiest moments were spent in these scenarios. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Erben, daughters: Pamela Erben Martinez & John, Paula Erben Evans & Wes, Jennifer Erben Rust & Todd; grandchildren: Katie Farias, Maggie Gentry, Hunter Harrison, Ashley Walthall, Chase Harrison; 4 great grandchildren, one brother, Pete, one sister Nell Rose, and numerous nieces and nephews. His family feels honored to have had Raymond/Daddy/Papa in their lives for so many years. He and Patsy were long time members of Coker Methodist Church. Interment will be at Coker Cemetery where there will be a graveside service conducted on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A reception celebrating his life will follow at the church. To leave a message for the family, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to:

Vaughan’s Funeral Home
319 East San Antonio
Boerne, Texas 78006-2051

Published in the San Antonio Express-News on 06/03/2011.

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