Anion Raines Obituary

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Anion Avery "Pete" Raines

September 19, 1925 - April 27, 2014
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Anion Avery "Pete" Raines, 88 of College Station peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in the care of Hospice Brazos Valley. He was born September 19, 1925 to Robert Lee Raines and Addie Mae (Woodard) Raines in Buffalo, Texas. During his lifetime, Pete was a banker, rancher, and insurance executive. When he retired in 1983, he was the Marketing Manager for the five state Southwest U. S. Region. Pete founded, organized, and was President of the East Texas Brangus Breeders Association. He mentored young ranchers who sought his advice on how to start and manage pure bred herds. Pete served as director of the AARP Central...
Anion Avery "Pete" Raines, 88 of College Station peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in the care of Hospice Brazos Valley. He was born September 19, 1925 to Robert Lee Raines and Addie Mae (Woodard) Raines in Buffalo, Texas.

During his lifetime, Pete was a banker, rancher, and insurance executive. When he retired in 1983, he was the Marketing Manager for the five state Southwest U. S. Region. Pete founded, organized, and was President of the East Texas Brangus Breeders Association. He mentored young ranchers who sought his advice on how to start and manage pure bred herds. Pete served as director of the AARP Central Texas Region. He also started and directed the prostate cancer support group for the Brazos Valley. Pete was a Hospice Brazos Valley supporter and volunteer who sat with many patients over the years. Pete and wife Doris enjoyed tutoring elementary school children for the Bryan I.S.D mentor program. He also volunteered for the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Pete was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bryan and the Upper Room Sunday School class. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Philippines.

Pete is preceded in death by his father, mother, wife of 54 years Doris (Daughtry) Raines, two brothers and sister-in-laws, and one sister and brother-in-law.

Surviving Pete are his son Charles Raines, daughter Lynda Walley and husband Ron, grandson Eric Walley and wife Desha, granddaughter Mica Vannaman and husband David, grandson Alex Raines, four great grandchildren Bryce and Teryn Walley, and Ainsley Grace and Lane Vannaman.

Donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.

Services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home College Station at 10:30 am Thursday, May 1. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday.

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