She was born Aug. 5, 1923, in Saskatchewan, Canada, to Arlie and Dora (Botkin) Smith.
In earlier years, Jean owned a small restaurant in Brazil.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Charles Ray, whom passed away June 3, 1981, and 10 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her daughters Rebecca Lynn Ray and husband Donald Fagg, Newburgh, Ind., and Victoria Jean Francis, St. Louis, grandchildren Michael and Abigail Francis, Ballwin, Mo., Ryan and Susan Waterman, Parker, Colo., and Craig and Jennifer Ray, Evansville, and great-grandchildren Lillian Abigail Francis, Claire Amanda Francis, Tessa Claire Waterman and Addison Rebecca Ray.
Visitation will take place Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute, from 2-3 p.m.
Services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.