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Raymond Czichos Obituary

Raymond Wood Czichos
Raymond Wood Czichos

February 13, 2017 - February 13, 2017
Born in Houston, Texas
Resided in Wimberley, TX


Memorial Service
Pioneer Town
2001 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX US 78666
Friday, February 24, 2017
11:00 AM
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Raymond Wood Czichos

July 2, 1938,-Feb. 11, 2017

Born in Houston, Texas, in 1938, Raymond Wood Czichos went to be with the Lord 78 years later from Wimberley, Texas. Raymond's parents, Raymond Louis Czichos and Madge Wood, added sisters Joanne and Gene to the family in Channelview, then moved to Wimberley in 1946, where brother Carroll was born. The family created a legacy of tourism for thousands of lucky vacationers at 7A Ranch and Pioneer Town. At Pioneer Town, Raymond took part in the entertainment, gaining renown as Pecos Bill in the Gay 90's show and the drunk cowboy in the Medicine Show. He also owned and drove the Pioneer Town and Pacific Railroad park train, regaling riders with his particular brand of corny humor. He graduated from San Marcos High School in 1957, then obtained a Bachelor's degree at Baylor University in Math and Physics and a Master's degree at the then Southwest Texas State. He used these degrees to teach at the secondary level at Spring Branch Memorial HS, South Texas Junior College, San Marcos and Hays HS, serving as math department head at both districts. He married Patricia (Trish) Stanley in 1968 and the two shared almost 49 years of marriage, each knowing the other was the love of their lives. Blessed by two children, Christopher Scott and Wendy Elizabeth, Trish and he felt their life was complete. A longtime member of Wimberley First Baptist Church, Raymond was a deacon and held various positions of leadership. He was active in the Wimberley Lions Club for many years, serving at the local, district, and national level. He moved through the offices to President of the Local club and Lion of the Year. Awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship, he was most successful in his work with international exchange students. His family personally hosted nine of them. An early stroke curtailed his active life, but he still travelled and shared his sweet nature and good humor with his family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and survived by his brother, Carroll Louis Czichos and wife Diddle, sister Gene Czichos Larson and husband Dick, sister Joanne Czichos White and husband John, brother-in-law Jory Stanley, and sister-in-law Robin Stanley Parker and husband Kenny, as well as many nephews and nieces. As a living memorial to Raymond, be kind, give generously to others, and have fun! A special memorial service will be held later this month. At that time, all will be invited to share in the memories honoring his life. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home at 512-396-2300 or visit to sign the guest book.




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