Irene B. Lay


Irene B. Lay, age 97, of Liberty Hill, passed peacefully on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 surrounded by her two loving daughters, Lori and Lucy. She passed one day shy of her 98th birthday.

Irene was born in Creedmoor, Texas to Archie and Bertie (Davis) Boothe on November 10, 1923. Irene married Harrell O. Lay Jr. on January 30, 1942. Harrell and Irene moved to Liberty Hill in 1947. Together they had several businesses, including Lay’s Layers and Lay’s Antiques. Irene was a lifelong member of the Liberty Hill Church of Christ.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harrell O. Lay Jr.; and her son, Lynn Lay.

Irene is survived by her daughters, Lori (Ricky) Andrews of Llano, Texas, and Lucy (Jeff) Kemper of Liberty Hill, Texas; her six grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Traditions Hospice and the Legacy of Georgetown for their unconditional care, love, and support.

A committal service for Irene was held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Lay family.

Final arrangements entrusted to Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512) 863-2564.