Ray Slocum Obituary
 
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Ray Arthur Slocum

April 23, 1917 - May 31, 2011
Obituary

Ray Arthur Slocum, 94 went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at home with family by his side. He was born to Arthur and Harriet in Mancelona, Michigan on April 23, 1917. He is preceded in death by wife Virginia of 52 years, and sisters Iva Dalton and Loretta Manton. He is survived by a brother, Harold of Helena, MT; his children, son Richard and daughter Diana Simons and husband Dan; grandchildren, Pamela McCrorie, Robin Jakobe, Clinton Slocum and Bradley Slocum, Troy Taylor, Todd Taylor and Travis Taylor, Anna Allen and 15 great grandchildren. At a young age he acquired a love for animals and...
Ray Arthur Slocum, 94 went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at home with family by his side. He was born to Arthur and Harriet in Mancelona, Michigan on April 23, 1917. He is preceded in death by wife Virginia of 52 years, and sisters Iva Dalton and Loretta Manton. He is survived by a brother, Harold of Helena, MT; his children, son Richard and daughter Diana Simons and husband Dan; grandchildren, Pamela McCrorie, Robin Jakobe, Clinton Slocum and Bradley Slocum, Troy Taylor, Todd Taylor and Travis Taylor, Anna Allen and 15 great grandchildren.

At a young age he acquired a love for animals and gardening as he helped his grandparents on the family farm. As he grew and learned about life he always found joy in sharing what he had, a gift he passed down to his family. He loved God, his family and the joys of growing food in his garden, much of which he gave away. He spent his life around his horses, sleigh rides and buggy's in his younger days and many horses over the years on his farm.

Ray spent most of his career working at lumber mills as a heavy equipment operator.

Ray's home church was Mt. Vernon First Baptist.

A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the First Baptist Church,103 North 5th Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3301 (360) 336-9725


Special thanks to Evergreen Hospice nurses and caregivers who so devotedly helped in his last days of his long life.

Arrangements under the direction of Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home, Everett, WA.

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