The couple were married June 2, 1962, at the First Baptist Church in Crystal City by Pastor J. Ray McVoy. Edwina’s wedding dress was featured on the cover of the April 1962 issue of Modern Bride magazine. After the ceremony, the couple honeymooned in Corpus Christi.
Dick was born and reared in Beeville to Arthur and Beatrice Mabray. Edwina, the daughter of Ed and Ethel Stocking, was born in Pearsall and grew up in Crystal City.
They met in 1958 during their freshman year of college at Howard Payne University in Brownwood. Upon graduation and after their wedding, Dick began his first year at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Before starting their family, Edwina taught middle school at Northeast Independent School District, now North Forest ISD, in Houston.
After completing his residency as an obstetrician/gynecologist, Dick volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was assigned to a military hospital in Seoul, South Korea. On his return to the United States in 1971, the couple moved to Victoria with their two children, D’Ann and Michael, where Dick joined the Victoria Women’s Clinic. Edwina worked as a wife and mother and volunteered for several organizations and institutions, including DeTar Hospital, First Baptist Church, the Junior League of Victoria, Community Bible Study and the Victoria County Medical Auxiliary. Today, Dick is a solo practitioner in Victoria, and Edwina continues to volunteer.
The Mabrays’ daughter, D’Ann Mabray Shippy, is married to Tim Shippy and lives in Frisco, Texas, with their four sons, Tyler, Walker, Ford and Wyn. The Mabrays’ son, Michael Mabray, is married to Amy Zuniga Mabray, and they live in Victoria with their children, Paul Michael and Mia.
Dick and Edwina will be joined by their children and grandchildren in July for an anniversary celebration in the Texas Hill Country.