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Archie Ray July 17, 1944 - June 25, 2017


July 3, 2017

Archie Ray

Archie Ray

July 17, 1944 - June 25, 2017

Archie Edward “Podg” Ray, 72, of Sweet Home died June 25, 2017.

He was born July 17, 1944 in Broken Bow, Okla. to Leon and Beatrice (Ward) Ray, the youngest of three children.

He was a member of Operator Engineers Local #3. He was also a carpenter and surveyor.

Mr. Ray loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Ray of Sweet Home; children Tricia and son-in-law Jon Morgan of Eureka, Calif., Billy White and Cindy Dodson of Sweet Home; brother Larry and sister-in-law Diana of Clovis, N.M.; aunt Helen of Boise, Idaho; ex-wife Sue Ray; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Beatrice; brother Tom Ray; and many relatives in Oklahoma.

A celebration potluck was held July 1 at the Gazebo across from Waterloo Park.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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