Raylene McGowan

Obituary of Raylene Marie Lowe McGowan

Raylene Marie Lowe McGowan, 47, of Woodville, passed away October 8, 2019.

Born in Houston, Texas, she lived in Tyler County most of her life. She was a hairdresser by trade, and people came from miles around to have her do their hair. Cosmetology was her passion. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She always had a smile on her face and lit up every room. She had a kind heart and a sweet soul. Raylene loved spending time with her family and loved ones, and adored her dogs.

Raylene leaves behind her loving husband and soulmate, Ronald McGowan of Ivanhoe; mother and step-father, Jody and Billy Whisneant of Woodville; daughter, Olivia Nicole Chapa and her wife, Melissa Barker of Topeka, Kansas; son, Alex Tres Chapa of Spring; sister, Laura Lowe and her significant other, Mary Crim of Jersey Village; nephews, Kayson and Kannon Clay of Jersey Village; step-son, Alston McGowan and step-daughter, Sarah McGowan of Conroe; and many other family members and friends.

"Ho my relatives

We have come here today

To lay our sister to rest

Today she walks

Among those who have passed on

That is why we offer this song

That her journey will go well where she goes above

That’s all I have to say"

A Potawatomi prayer for a specific loved one who has walked on.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 2 pm at the Riley Funeral Home in Woodville.

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Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Riley Funeral Home Chapel
913 US HWY 190 West
Woodville, Texas, United States
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