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A prominent conservative political strategist from Colorado is among the five dead after a helicopter crash in Kenya Sunday.
Kyle Forti of Colorado Springs, and three other Americans died in the crash along with a Kenyan helicopter pilot. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash on an island in Lake Turkana, in the northern part of the country.
“We came from different political parties, but I have never known a greater soul than Kyle Forti,” said lobbyist Ben Waters. “When we were on the opposite side of an issue or a candidate, we always treated each other with respect. We could always break bread afterward.”
Forti co-founded Republican political consulting firm D/CO and worked on several political campaigns. He managed Brian Watson’s campaign for state treasurer last year and Owen Hill’s 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate.
Friends say Forti was in Kenya on vacation.
He was well-known in Republican circles for being a pragmatist, according to Peter Marcus, a former political reporter who has known Forti for about six years.
Forti’s colleagues say he was a world traveler and foster parent.
“He wanted to do good in Colorado,” said Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute. “I think that encapsulates him better than anything else. He wanted to be a force for good in this state and that’s exactly what he was.”
He is survived by his wife, Hope Forti and a young son.
“Today, the Colorado political world lost one of the good ones,” Marcus said. “Kyle spent his career rising above political gridlock and noise. He carried that into his personal life by caring for everyone.”
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Joseph Daniel Ryan
Joseph “Joe” Ryan, beloved husband, father, uncle, friend and Marine, died peacefully Feb. 26, 2019, in Denver, at the age of 89.
Joe was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Seattle, Washington and was one of 11 children. Shortly after high school, Joe enlisted in the Marine Corps. While at Camp Pendleton, he received advanced training as a machine-gunner and in May 1951 was sent to Korea with G Company, 3rd battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Joe served with distinction in many battles including Mousetrap Campaign, Battle of Kagae Pass, Punchbowl Offensive and the battle of “Frozen” Chosin Reservoir. During his two years of combat in Korea, Joe was severely injured three times and was finally sent back to the U.S. where he was hospitalized for eight months. He received the Navy/Marine medal and three purple hearts and separated from the Marine Corps after seven years of service.
After his time in the Marines, Joe attended Cal Berkeley graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. With his background in business and study of geology he pursued a career in oil and gas exploration, serving as an executive in several corporations. He lived abroad and traveled throughout the world including many countries in the Middle East. During retirement Joe continued to work in private petroleum exploration in the U.S.
Joe moved to Denver, in the mid 1970s. It was there that he met JoAnn at Dome Petroleum. During the Christmas blizzard of 1982, Joe and JoAnn were married on New Year’s Day, 1983.
Joe was a man of service to his country and community which was exemplified in many ways. He served on several commissions for the City of Greenwood Village including director of Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority and was appointed by the governor to the state water board. He was also a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee at the Centennial Airport.
His love for the Marine Corps never ended. Throughout his life he was a mentor to young marines and was a contributing member of Coopers Troopers a Denver based combat Marine association. He was the national director for the 1st Marine Division Association where he was recognized as Marine of the Year in 2004 and was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant. He was also on the honor guard at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Joe was an athlete, outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He raced in over seven marathons, including one when he was 65 years old! He loved being in the Colorado mountains hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, skiing and climbing which he did into his early 80s. He was an active member of the Colorado Mountain Club and the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. On his 70th birthday he went skydiving in Montana and several years later, summited Mount Rainier. He climbed multiple Colorado 14ers and for his 78th birthday completed a technical climb of Mt. Baker in Washington State.
Joe is survived by his wife of 36 years, JoAnn, daughters Michelle and Patty, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He will be missed by so many family and friends who dearly loved this great man. His funeral will be at Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver, Thursday, March 14, at 10 a.m. followed by a procession to his interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 1st Marine Division Association Scholarship Fund (1stmardivassocscholarshipfund.sitemodify.com/about).
July 1, 1933 ~ February 17, 2019
Jon Clark, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2019. He was preceded in death by his adored wife Margaret.
Jon was a 3-sport athlete at East High School in Sioux City, Iowa. After two years at Morningside College and a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, Jon wed Margaret. Shortly after daughter Kelly was born in 1960, they moved to Denver and son Jay followed in 1963.
Jon enjoyed a 25-year career at his beloved Denver Post, as well as brief stints with Tucson Newspapers, Inc., and the Rocky Mountain News.
Jon was proud to be a founding father of Broncos Country as a season ticket holder since 1961 and former president of the Broncos QB Club. He also loved the Rockets, Bears, Spurs, Nuggets, Rockies (hockey), Avalanche, Rockies (baseball), all of Colorado’s college football teams, and he kept a soft spot for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
He is survived by his daughter Kelly (husband David Belue), son Jay (wife Jill), grandchildren Natalie (husband Scott Andersen), Jay (wife Jill), Jacob, Ellen and Molly and great grandchildren Abby, Luke, Justin and Jon.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25 at the Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 East County Line Road, Centennial. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Gold Crown Foundation, 1743 Wazee Street, #300, Denver, CO 80202.
Adrian Bernard “Bernie” Ciazza
Bernie passed away peacefully Feb. 2, 2019. He was born in Montgomery, Ala. and lived many years in the Washington, D.C. area, which was his home base before moving to Denver.
Bernie began a long Federal Government career by serving in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Returning to civilian life, he continued service to his country as a diplomat with postings in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe until his retirement in 1987.
Always interested in politics, Bernie worked on several campaigns, then successfully ran for treasurer of Arapahoe County in 1995 and a served for 12 years. Following his retirement as treasurer, he remained interested in politics and world affairs and was an avid reader on both subjects. He was an intelligent dynamic man who is truly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Susan, daughter Lisa (Peter), sons Eric (Maria) and Nicholas, brothers Robert and Joseph, sister Harlene, grandsons Matthew and Bodhi, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nikki.
A service is planned for a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to: The American Legion, Post 0001, 5400 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80222 or The MaxFund, 720 W. 10th Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Gerard Harry Peppard
Gerard Harry Peppard, 75, died Jan. 22 at his home in Greenwood Village, having led a fulfilling life and sharing meaningful goodbyes with each of his loved ones. His determined strength in facing both esophageal cancer (2003) and glioblastoma (2014) treatments was matched by his gentle grace in his final days.
Gerry was born July 15, 1943, to Charles Harry Peppard and Louise Marie Peppard (Benedick) of Joliet, Ill. His early childhood was marked by the untimely loss of his father, a military veteran and Coca-Cola delivery truck driver who was devoted to his family and country. His mother, an elementary school teacher, raised him to be self-reliant and kind. Her Slovenian immigrant family taught him the dignity of work, independence, and loyalty to family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball, bowling and all forms of billiards.
In 1970 Gerry was married to Linda Elaine Sandbloom, an elementary school teacher from Lockport, Ill. They met in a bar, and she reported liking how he looked in a white button-down shirt with rolled-up sleeves. She adored him in that way over years of changes, and they are an inspiring witness of longevity in love, for over 50 years.
Gerry was a graduate of Joliet Catholic High School, Lewis University and Loyola University in Chicago. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He had a long career in human resource management for Standard Oil (Amoco) and Cyprus Minerals. He was proud of his record in mining safety and reputation for fairness in labor union negotiations.
His hobbies included hiking, skiing, photography, billiards and vegetable gardening, especially delectable homegrown tomatoes. He sang in his parish choir, served as eucharistic minister to the sick, and held leadership positions in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the St. Peregrine Novena prayer group for cancer patients.
Gerry’s deepest joy came from time spent with his children and especially his grandchildren, through which his legacy lives on: daughter Michelle “Shelly” Russell (Paul), with grandsons Jake and Luke; and son Mike, with granddaughter Montana. He cherished trips with them to Siesta Key, Fla., where he perfected his skills as a sunset photographer. He is also survived by his sister Carol Niche, niece Shelley Baker and numerous other relatives.
His personality was characterized by stability, forethought and reflection. He valued duty, faith and family. He was known to be cautious and sometimes reserved, but he also had a zest for life with small groups of close family and friends. As his cousin and best friend Jake once said, “Gerry went on every adventure we ever did, and he was also the one who made sure everybody got home safe.” We believe he is now home safe.
There will be a funeral Mass on Feb. 4, 11 a.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Centennial, to celebrate Gerry’s life. Visitation before that will be at Horan and McConaty in Centennial, Feb. 3, 1-3 p.m., concluding with a rosary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Thomas More Parish (8035 S. Quebec St., Centennial, CO, 80112), earmarked for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
William M. Moore, who helped catapult public awareness of the REALTOR brand in the pre-internet era as 1987 president of the National Association of REALTORS, passed away Jan. 8 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86 and resided in Castle Pines Village in Castle Rock.
The year Moore took office at NAR—a decade before the digital revolution in real estate marketing—he persuaded tens of thousands of members to incorporate the REALTOR logo into their business practices for the first time. In the mid-1980s only about half of NAR members reported using the trademark on their office and yard signs, business cards and letterhead stationery. By the end of Moore’s term, REALTOR logo usage reportedly had climbed to 80 percent of NAR’s then 806,000 members.
Another “hot button” issue identified by Moore during his NAR presidency was the urgency to boost professionalism in the industry. He put a spotlight on the educational opportunities provided by NAR’s institutes, societies, and councils, and championed a “cross credit” program for agents that enabled members who completed in-house training offered by their brokerage to earn credit toward a CRS designation. The goal was to “enable consumers to work with better-educated salespeople,” Moore explained in the 1987 NAR Annual Report.
Ever the optimist about his lifelong profession, Moore’s overarching message to REALTORS in 1987 resonates just as powerfully today: “If we can increase our members’ competency and productivity as well as we’ve improved in other areas, we’ll ‘knock ‘em dead’ in five to ten years. Our members will be the elite movers and shakers in the industry.”
Striving to boost member involvement in the legislative process, Moore proudly reported that RPAC raised more than $2.5 million during his presidency, the highest level ever in a nonelection year at the time. “That was a real win that required a good game plan, a lot of effort, and effective coordination,” he said.
Moore joined his family’s real estate business, Moore Realty Co., started by his father Max, after graduating with a business degree from the University of Colorado in 1954. He took over the company, then called the Moore Cos., in 1970, which at the time had 62 sales people in three branch offices. By the time he became NAR president, the Moore Cos. included 24 residential sales offices around Denver; commercial, builder marketing, and development divisions; and a mortgage company and an insurance agency. It was the largest family-owned real estate operation in the state, with 425 salespeople and 200 employees.
Moore’s marketing acumen not only benefited NAR, but was also reflected in his business management. He adopted the slogan, ”Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care” and ensured that the mantra appeared on plaques throughout his company’s offices. “The slogan helps our salespeople when they walk into the office every morning,” he said. “The bigger a company becomes the harder it is to convey that personal feeling to buyers and sellers.”
Moore sold his real estate business to Coldwell Banker in 1998 and stayed on as president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Moore and Company. He became co-owner of The Kentwood Co. residential brokerage firm with his son-in-law Peter Niederman in 2007. He also previously was the owner of Bill Moore Enterprises Inc., a commercial brokerage and development company, and MAC Holdings Inc.
“He was a gem of a man. Anyone who knew him loved him,” said Niederman. “He was like a second father to me and he considered me the son he never had. He was my best friend.”
Moore was a founding member of the NAR commercial affiliate CCIM and also served on the Real Estate Council at Colorado University’s Leeds School of Business.
Before becoming NAR president, Moore was a regional vice president of the association in 1984, representing Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. In his rise through the leadership ranks, he served on NAR’s executive, strategic planning, mortgage banking, and legislative committees. In 1980, he was president of the REALTORS National Marketing Institute, an NAR affiliate.
At the state level, Moore was president of the Colorado Association of REALTORS in 1975 and was Colorado REALTOR of the Year in 1977. “He remained very loyal to Colorado REALTORS” well after his national duties ended, said association CEO Tyrone Adams. “When we had a tough issue, he would lend his insight and support. He was highly respected in all circles.”
Moore is survived by his wife of 20 years Freda Moore, daughter Linda Moore Niederman and her husband Peter, who was Moore’s longtime business partner, and two grandchildren. Moore was divorced from his first wife, the late Donna Lou Moore. Daughter Marla Moore was killed in a car accident in 1983.
A celebration of Moore’s life will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Community Church in Greenwood Village, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Moore’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado.
Arthur Dwight Foster
Arthur Dwight Foster 1928 — 2018
Arthur Dwight Foster, 90, died at his home surrounded by his family and beloved dog Dec. 18, 2018. He was born Aug. 14, 1928 in Long Branch, N.J. to Franklin Dwight Foster and Helen Gregory Fitch. Arthur attended The Lawrenceville School and later Brown University, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He enlisted in the United States Air Force, and as navigator bombardier with the 452d Bomb Wing, flew 55 combat missions over North Korea in a B-26 tagged “A Haulin’ Ass.” Arthur was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as The Air Medal for his service, accomplishments which he and his family were always most proud. He was honorably discharged at the rank of second lieutenant
Arthur returned home to join his father in the family business, Manifold Supply Company, in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1952. There he met and fell in love with Marilyn Garrett – a stewardess with United Airlines. They married Sept. 22, 1956 and a few years later moved to Garden City, N.Y. with their three young children. After Manifold Supply Company was sold in 1968 the family moved to Colorado, realizing Arthur’s dream of a life in the country with horses and mountains and wide-open spaces. They joined Valley Country Club, introduced the family to alpine skiing, and loved life in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Arthur was active in the Lions Club of Denver, where he took on a leadership role as head of the board of Savio House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the safety and well-being of children and families. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Savio House in 1997. Along with his late second wife, Sandra Town, he became an active supporter and advocate for The American Cancer Society, Diabetes, The American Heart Association, The Colorado Ballet, and various animal welfare organizations.
Arthur was passionate about dogs (golden retrievers and great danes), flying (he had his commercial and acrobatic ratings as a private pilot), golf, the Broncos (as a season ticket holder since 1969), a good martini (Bombay Sapphire), and above all, spending time with his family.
Arthur is survived by his three children, JD (Elizabeth) Foster, Karen Foster and Lynn (David) Eikenberry, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, and two more on the way.
A military service was held Jan. 3 at Fort Logan Cemetery with full military honors.
Congressman Mike Coffman’s mother died over the holidays.
The memorial service for Dorothy Coffman was held Jan. 10, at 8:30 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11373 E. Alameda Avenue in Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Dorothy’s honor to the Salvation Army in Aurora (aurora.salvationarmy.org) at 802 Quari Court, Aurora, Colo. 80011-6227.
William Brett Vollbracht 1938 —2018
William Brett Vollbracht was born June 26, 1938 in Wichita, Kansas to Beulah Mae and Clarence William Vollbracht and died Dec. 30, 2018.
He attended the University of Kansas, where he was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1960. He founded Land Title Guarantee Company in 1967 and co-founded Alpine Banks in 1973. He was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame in 2008 and was known for his integrity, generosity and numerous friendships. His enthusiasm and enjoyment of life were apparent to all.
He married Leslie Freehling Vollbracht in 1970 who survives him, along with and is two daughters, Dana Lynn Vollbracht and Alison Vollbracht Winfield, a son-in-law, Kirby Franklin Winfield Jr., two grandchildren, Kirby Franklin Winfield III and Katherine Vollbracht Winfield, a sister-in-law, Carol Ellen Earle, and a cousin Michael Teamey of Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the charity of your choice in Bill’s name.
His service will be held Jan. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow at the Denver County Club.
William James Leeper 1935 — 2018
William (Bill) Leeper Sr. died peacefully in Centennial, Dec. 27, 2018 at the age of 83. He was born in El Reno, Okla. April 20, 1935 to Francis Milo Leeper and Ruth Hoffman Leeper who preceded him in death.
Bill graduated from El Reno High School, received his bachelor’s of arts degree in political science and his master’s of arts degree in international relations from the University of Oklahoma. While on the OU Campus, Bill was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and was involved with ROTC.
In February 1957, Bill married Gloria Botts. Following college, Bill was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force and spent eight years flying six different aircraft on five different bases. Bill was hired in 1966 by Continental Airlines to fly the DC-9 from Denver. Following a 28 year airline career, Bill retired at age 60. He had served as a management pilot for half of those years including six years as the chief pilot of Continental’s Los Angeles base.
Retirement provided Bill the opportunity to focus on his grandchildren, great grandchildren, genealogy, travel and giving back to his community. Bill was a member of Rotary International where he held many positions including president of the Littleton Rotary Club and later he became the district governor of Colorado Rotary District 5450. Bill’s interest in history led to his involvement with several organizations. He was president of Friends of the Littleton Library and Historical Museum, board member of The Friends of Historic Fort Logan, a volunteer with the United Airlines (Continental) Historical Foundation, and a member of The Denver Posse of Westerners.
Bill is survived by his wife Gloria and five children; Bill Leeper II (Susan); Jeff Leeper (Erin); Laura Adams (Richard); Denise Barnwell (Tom); and Scott Leeper (Stephanie); 10 grandchildren; Bryan Leeper (Kelly); Alyssa Drumwright (Scott); Kyle Leeper; Kevin Leeper (Taylor); Greg Leeper; Eric Barnwell; Rachael Barnwell; James Leeper; Preston Leeper; Ayesha Leeper; and his great-grandchildren Ashley, Jackson and Ryder Leeper; and Sullivan Drumwright. Bill is also survived by his two sisters; Ardyth Guth (Calvin); and Connie Muncy; and nephews Steven Guth (La Neta); David Muncy (Crystal); and niece Susan Muncy Hildebrandt. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by Leslie Common Leeper (daughter-in-law), Rick Farah (son-in-law), James Guth (nephew) and Paul Muncy (brother-in-law).
A memorial service is planned at 2 p.m. Jan. 11, at South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 South Broadway in Littleton. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Bill to Littleton Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 143 Littleton Colo. 80160, The Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street Littleton Colo. 80120-2073, Parkinson Association of the Rockies, 1325 S. Colorado Blvd #204B Denver, Colo. 80222
Charles David Williams 1942 — 2018
Charles David Williams
Charles David Williams died Dec. 26, 2018 due to complications related to a brain tumor.
Dave was born and grew up in North Carolina. At age 18, he enlisted in the Air Force and served stateside. After his military stint, he graduated from California Baptist University in Riverside, California He moved to his beloved city of Aurora in 1976. His career path included being a small-business owner and a real estate professional. His true passion, however, was community service.
He served on the Aurora City Council for 12 years from Ward 6 including a term as mayor pro tem. He was appointed and served on the Aurora Civil Service Commission and was chairperson for many years.
Dave was a member of the Aurora Rotary Club for over 30 years and was chair of the club foundation at the time of his death. He also was a member of the Aurora Economic Development Council and Eagle Bend Community Church.
Dave loved the Colorado outdoors, cowboy movies, the Rockies and his beloved family. His final act of service was to be an organ and tissue donor.
Dave is survived by his wife Mary, son Ryan, daughter-in-law Shelly, grandchildren Carter and Adyson, siblings Richard, Steve, Mike, Lynn and Doug, the Henry family, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Mary Jane Williams.
Services will be held Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Horan McConaty Chapel, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave. in Aurora, with a reception to follow. A private interment will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Eagle Bend Community Church, 22561 E. Long Dr. Aurora, Colo. 80016 or the Red-Tailed Hawk Park Project (aurorarotary.com/page/red-tailed-hawk-park-project).
Garrett Wilson Ray, award-winning Colorado newspaperman and journalism professor, died Dec.17, 2018, at his home in Littleton, after a dozen years with Parkinson’s disease. Ray’s journalism career spanned five decades and brought recognition and awards, notably Hall of Fame inductions from the Denver Press Club and the Colorado Press Association; the Eugene Cervi award from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors and earlier, ISWNE’s Golden Quill award. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a Congressional Fellow in Washington, D.C., and won Journalism Educator of the Year and Keeper of the Flame awards from the Colorado Society for Professional Journalists.
Born in Greeley in 1936 to Lew and Elizabeth Ray, his journalistic career began at age 11, when he, two siblings and some neighborhood pals produced a summer Neighborhood News. He grew up in Greeley, in high school meeting Nina Anderson, who became his wife and life-long partner. He loved Nina, family, clear writing, travel photography, hiking, American folk music and chocolate chip cookies. In 1961 he went to work for the Littleton Independent and Arapahoe Herald, weekly papers that he later co-owned, published and edited.
He and his partner sold the papers in 1981, after which Ray began a new career teaching media ethics and courses in writing, editing and management at CSU in Fort Collins. In 2001 he retired, and he and Nina focused on traveling, volunteering for church and civic causes and enjoying visits with siblings and grandchildren.
As Parkinson’s-related difficulties progressed, they relocated in 2009 to the Wind Crest retirement community in Littleton.
He is survived by his wife, Nina J. Ray; son Benjamin Douglas (Lynne Paris) Ray of Denver; son-in-law Rod Harding of Marion, Iowa; grandchildren Dylan, Olivia, Isabella and Henderson Ray; Hannah and Sam Buchenau; Bailey and Tage Harding; Alexandra Harding; brother Tom (Helen) Ray of Sechelt, B.C. Canada; and sister Genevieve Ray of York, Penn.
He was predeceased by two daughters, infant Jane Louise and Sarah Elizabeth.
A celebration of life service will be held Dec. 30 at 2 p.m., Columbine United Church, 6375 South Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Garrett Ray Scholarship Fund, c/o ISWNE, Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Rd., Joplin Mo., 64801-1595, or to help place a park bench in Garrett’s honor, donate on line to South Suburban Parks & Recreation: go to SSPRD.org to fill out a donor form.
A celebration-of-life service will be held for Garrett Ray at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Garrett Ray Scholarship Fund, c/o ISWNE, Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, Missouri, 64801-1595. Or to help place a park bench honoring Ray, donate to South Suburban Parks and Recreation, 6631 S. University Blvd., Centennial, Colorado, 80121. Courtesy legacy.com
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