Ray at Yolanda's wedding. so handsome
Ray Good
  • Date of birth: Apr 16, 1958
  • Place of birth:
    Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
  • Place of passing:
    Denver, Colorado, United States
Let the memory of Ray be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ray Good. Ray had the biggest heart, was always giving to others and had more friends than most of us will have in a lifetime. We will miss him immensely & will remember him forever. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by melissa pickering on 16th April 2017

"Ray! Five years gone, and I still want to pick up the phone and call you. We've missed you and wish you were here to cheer on Barret in football. He is doing great you would have been proud! You will be happy to know that Jenna is doing awesome in her job and the Austin family has stepped up to look out after her. Max is heading to med school this fall, so of course, I would have liked that to have happened sooner to look out after you! Hope you can read all these so you know how much EVERYONE misses you. I'm sending my love, hugs, and birthday wishes to you. Not sure how I got so lucky to have you as my brother, but I'll take it."

This tribute was added by sam cassiano on 16th April 2017

"Hey Ray,
Miss you very much. We all do! Getting together with our friends was always such a blast. On the court or the diamond at ponder park, even the bowling alleys, what great memories. And the concerts. Those were the best of times."

This tribute was added by Yolanda Shaffer on 16th April 2017

"Ray, we still think of all the fun memories with you at the beach, skiing and holidays with you as well as when we where kids together, you always were such a generous brother and I probably never said thanks enough. The girls are growing up, not sure where the last 5 years went, two teenagers in the house! We tried Park City this year for skiing, but will be back to CO next year.... though always sad when we fly into Denver and don't get to hang with you.  Last time we where there, we ate at Wash Grill and loved the plaque in your honor over you seat at the bar. Very touching. You are always on our mind and we miss ya! FYI, my golf game is still pitiful. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Mike Good on 16th April 2017

"Hey Brother, Hardly a day goes by when March Madness, or golf, or football, or base ball, or a music event, or... where I don't think about you and miss the great times we had. I miss you a lot.  Happy Birthday!

To all of Ray's (many) friends, thanks for keeping Ray's memory alive! I know our family greatly appreciates it. Everyone toast up a Jack and diet for him tonight. I am with Phil in Vegas today, and  I know we will."

This tribute was added by Dawnn Hannover on 16th April 2017

"Happy 59th birthday, Raymond! It's a beautiful day for a baseball game, but I'm sure it's always beautiful where you are. You are not forgotten. XO"

This tribute was added by Mike Good on 17th April 2016

"Brother Ray, Yesterday, I participated in a "Relay for Life" event at Jennifer's High School. She was a Team Captain for her swim team and organized a large group to support the cause. Being on your birthday, it made it even more special for Jennifer and me, and we donated generously with time and funds to the cancer research foundations supported. We miss you and think about you a lot. Love always. Mike and Jennifer."

This tribute was added by Janet Kacin-Perl on 16th April 2016

"Hey Ray - Happy Birthday!  Missing you today & reliving fun times in my mind. As I reread some of these posts from the Getty gang, I started thinking about all the Happy Hours, not just at TSR but also Cowboy / Confetti. For years after he visited me in Houston that one weekend, my Dad remembered you from Happy Hour at Confetti and would ask "How's my good, friend, Ray?"  You made an impression on everyone you met!  There's no one else like you and I miss you."

This tribute was added by Phil Santangelo on 16th April 2016

"Ray, Happy Birthday, miss you much and will never forgot you!!"

This tribute was added by Susan Heinzeroth on 7th February 2016

"Ray ... my son is about to graduate from college, and I've been reflecting on his years thus far, and the people who touched his life.  I remembered one of our dinners at Benny's and some very wise, loving, REAL insights you shared.  Thank you for touching his life with your genuineness, and your sense of what matters."

This tribute was added by Jim Breitbach on 5th February 2016

"Just thinking about Ray today..."

This tribute was added by Chris Gough on 17th April 2015

"Ray Ray - Happy Birthday to a dearly missed friend.
I can't believe its been three years already.
You were always smiling and fun to be with. A great athlete in many sports and always eager to play or watch the game.
You are truly missed !"

This tribute was added by Yolanda Shaffer on 16th April 2015

"Hey Ray, Happy Bday to a great bro! We all miss you, especially during the holidays, April 7th when we celebrate Alexa's bday & your departure... And when we trek to CO for our annual ski trip, going to the mountains is not the same with hanging with you. So great your friends still are sharing the great memories & laughs they have had with you. Very touching!  Love & miss ya."

This tribute was added by Katie Goss on 16th April 2015

"Happy birthday Dear, Dear Ray! Cheers!!!!"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Pavur on 16th April 2015

"Happy Birthday Uncle Ray!  I saved a spot for you at my wedding.  It wasn't the same, but I could still feel your smile and everlasting love:)  It was an "Uncle Ray" worthy party. Miss you!"

This tribute was added by Mike Good on 16th April 2015

"Happy 57th Ray! Spring is just not the same. Rockies are 7-2 and leading the division, Jordan Speith won the Masters, sorry about the Av's... I miss you much.  Mike"

This tribute was added by melissa pickering on 16th April 2015

"Hey Ray,

I woke up today thinking about you and how many incredible friends in your life. The fact that even three years later, your friends are still celebrating your life is a testament to what a special person you are! I Can't tell you how much I miss you. With every sporting event we watch, we think of you. I still wonder how I won the genetic lottery and had the honor of being your sister. Happy Birthday, Ray!"

This tribute was added by deanna bright on 15th October 2014

"Hi Ray,

I was in Kentucky last week.  All the whiskey distilleries made me think of you.  I even had a whiskey and coke in your honor.  I went on a really cool tour of Churchill Downs.  It reminded me of how much you loved horse racing.  Have you ever been there......I bet you have.  I still have fond memories of you and I watching Secretariat together.  You are greatly missed!!!!"

This tribute was added by Katie Goss on 26th May 2014

"Ray -- found myself leaving my cocoon of the highlands neighborhood to try to catch the Blackhawks at Campus Lounge. I was teary-eyed walking in recalling how sweet it was that you'd meet me there even after your AV's were out, just because you knew it made me happy and you cheered them all the way to the 2010 Stanley Cup.

And I also realized why I so rarely return to Wash Park. I moved to the North-side the month you were diagnosed. it's almost like in my mind, Wash Park doesn't exist without you.  If I don't go there, I don't have to face the reality that I can't swing over to ask you to join me at Benny's for some Mexican, or catch up on the latest in world events.

I'm going to try to  recall the smile that greeted so many, and hope that I can try to share that smile to make others happy like you. Love you."

This tribute was added by Dawnn Hannover on 29th April 2014

""Who is Ray?"
As I attempt to answer this question to new friends as I toast you at the latest Avs playoff game in Minnesota, I realize my answer fails to do your memory justice.  You were much, much more than just a very genuine, honest man with an infectious smile, who loved his jack and diets, but most importantly his friends and family... especially his beloved mother where his name "Lemon" came from. Known for his love of sports-esp. the Avalanche and Rockies, travelling to Vegas for March Madness every year, playing "name that tune/artist/year" of the music playing over the loudspeaker of wherever he was at the time, engaging in a good game of golf or one of his charitable events, and watching his horses race, you could find him most evenings at the Wash Park Grill or at Marlowe's on a sunny afternoon for lunch.
These words barely scratch the surface of the person and friend you were to everyone whom was lucky enough to call you a friend. So, maybe the next time I will just summarize the answer to: "He was a Good friend" and smile. Thanks for the memories, Ray. The puck is in your court now, if you have any pull up there, maybe you can help Coach Roy out in Game 7. Your spirit definitely lives on. Miss you."

This tribute was added by Janet Kacin-Perl on 17th April 2014

"Hi Ray,
Happy Birthday!  It's hard to believe 2 years has gone by so quickly.  My 9th grader was home sick from school today and saw me crying as I read these messages to you.   She remembers me getting to see you in Denver in Jan.  2012, asking "Wasn't that (favorite teenage word)awkward? - calling someone up out of the blue after not seeing them for 20 years and saying "Hey!  I'm coming to Denver for a training class!  What are you doing for dinner tomorrow night?"  I told her if she'd ever met you, she'd know there nothing awkward about it.  The 20 years melted away.  I am so grateful I got to have those 2 evenings with you.
I miss you!   Cheers!"

This tribute was added by sam cassiano on 16th April 2014

"Hey Ray. , happy birthday , wish you were here .... We're  just two lost souls  swimming in a fish bowl year after year. Running over the same old ground , have we found,  the same old fears ? Wish you were here!

This tribute was added by Mike Good on 16th April 2014

"Hey Ray,

This is always a tough time for me thinking about you. We always did March madness, Rockies season opening, Hockey playoffs, Vegas, golf, your birthday. I miss you and think about you all the time - life is not the same for me!

To all of Ray's friends and the rest of the family, thanks for keeping the memory alive, and it's great to read the tributes everyone leaves and remind me of Ray's great influence on everyone else's lives. please keep it up! Part of missing Ray, is not getting to visit and meeting all of his friends in Colorado. I hope all is well  with everyone!   Brother Mike"

This tribute was added by Mike Wise on 16th April 2014

"Happy Birthday Ray.  I miss you.  I will never forget you.  I hurt a lot thinking about you....."

This tribute was added by Scott Turner on 16th April 2014

"Happy birthday Lemon!  Kim, Tommy and I had wine and tequila last night and as usual, you were part of our conversation.  Needless to say, Kim and I miss you, especially as we near our anniversary. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have met so your birthday and our anniversary are very special to us.  You'll also be happy to know we are keeping your March madness tournament going.  It's good to see so many our your friends and our friends still participate!  PS.  Put in a good word for the Rockies....they need a winning season!"

This tribute was added by Susan Evans on 16th April 2014

"Happy Birthday!  Miss you tons...Thank you for the wonderful memories.  You are always in my heart and thoughts."

This tribute was added by Ben Cochell on 16th April 2014

"Happy birthday Ray! You were a very inspirational person to me even in the very short couple of years I got to know you! Miss your great attitude."

This tribute was added by Dawnn Hannover on 16th April 2014

"Happy birthday Ray! The Avs have made it to the playoffs again and the first team up against them is the MN Wild. Since I live in Minnesota now, I will be attending a game and will have a captain and coke for you...sorry I still can't do jack. :-) I think of you often and have fond memories of skiing,  watching sporting events and the wash part grill, of course. Cheers to you, you are still very missed.xo"

This tribute was added by melissa pickering on 16th April 2014

"Hi Ray!

Today would have been your 56th birthday, and I miss being able to pick up the phone and harass you about it. The kids miss you tremendously as do Kent and I. It seems a lot of people felt like you were their angel, but I guess that's just how you roll. I will definitely be playing some of your favorite tunes today and will probably start with some sappy Dan Fogelberg for you. Love you!"

This tribute was added by deanna bright on 10th April 2014

"Hi Ray,  I think about you often...more so lately.  I can't believe you have been gone for two years now.  Karen came out a couple months ago.  She really misses you, too.  I have a picture of you framed in my living room...the one that Amy Dixon painted....the one of you at WPG drinking a beer (wow she sure had that wrong).  I drive by your house periodically...it looks good. You have a birthday coming up.  I miss you...i wish you were still here."

This tribute was added by Yolanda Shaffer on 8th April 2014

"So hard to believe it has been 2 years since you left us… it hasn't been the same coming to CO to ski without seeing you, eating spicy mexican food, going to Wash Park and having all of us get together during the holidays. We miss you immensely and Alexa always remarks on her bday that you are her Angel ( April 7th). We chatted about many fond memories of you this past weekend in Austin at Stephanie's wedding. We miss & love ya!"

This tribute was added by melissa pickering on 4th January 2014

"Hey Ray,

Just missing you and thinking of you today, like many days. Selfish me,  I really don't like that you are gone from my life. There were a lot of lucky people who were touched by your life, but I was lucky to be born into the same  family as you. Keep on smiling, bro."

This tribute was added by Jim Breitbach on 16th April 2013

"I spent some time thinking about Ray today. Thanks everyone for the pictures and stories!"

This tribute was added by Betsy Olwine on 16th April 2013

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAY!!!  I know you have been helping me win "Words with Friends" this past year and I really appreciate it!  I think of you often and am so glad I got to know you."

This tribute was added by Jenna Pickering on 16th April 2013

"A day doesn't go by that I'm not thinking about you. Love you, and skiing will never be the same without you."

This tribute was added by Alexander D'Addio on 16th April 2013

"Ray-Ray... you're so Good, you're so Good, you're so Good, baby you're Ray Good. Scotty and I made an honorary bracket for your in our annual Masters picks. We gave you Phil and he finished +9. Sorry to say you chunked it and came in last. Final-final my friend. Miss you.


This tribute was added by melissa pickering on 16th April 2013

"Hello Ray,

Let me be the first to wish you a Happy Birthday! I miss you and think about you everyday. I know the kiddos miss you too."

This tribute was added by Susan Heinzeroth on 8th April 2013

Gave you a shout-out while watching the sunrise at Red Rocks last week. And then of course, on opening day for the Rockies.  Continue to bump into people you know and touched along the way ... your spirit lives here at all your favorite spots - Botanic Gardens, Coors Field, .... talk soon."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 7th April 2013

"Jim, Chuck, and I were thinking of you on Rockies opening day this year Ray!  The Rockies won but I'm sure you already knew that!  I miss all that was you on this earth and look forward to seeing and talking to you again on the other side."

This tribute was added by Yolanda Shaffer on 7th April 2013

"I can't believe it was a year ago today that we said goodbye to you. It doesn't seem that long ago... the time has flown by. We wish you were still here to laugh with us & that you were here to see your nieces growing up to be such beautiful individuals. We celebrated Alexa's birthday today and she blew her angel above a kiss. We miss & love you so much!"

This tribute was added by Dawnn Hannover on 17th February 2013

"Hi Ray,
It's President's Day weekend, I remember our annual ski trips together. I hope you are hitting the slopes in Heaven and skiing all the Double Black Diamonds you want. I will join you for a cocktail tonight to celebrate those memories. I also plan to take in an Avs game soon. Still love and miss you lots. <3"

This tribute was added by melissa pickering on 21st September 2012

"Hi Ray!

Heard from another friend of yours today. Another month has gone by, and I still miss you more than ever! I always wonder how I got so lucky to have you for my brother."

This tribute was added by Mike Good on 22nd August 2012

"Hey Everyone, Thanks for leaving the pictures! It brings sad and happy tears to my eyes seeing them all, and reminds me of all the great friends Ray had. Keep it up.

Ray, I think about you every day. I miss you! ...It feels like there's a hole in the universe."

This tribute was added by Susan Heinzeroth on 6th July 2012

"Thought of you on the Fourth of July as the fireworks lit up the sky over Coors Field -- they were a weekend early this year - but of course you know that!!"

This tribute was added by Katie Goss on 5th July 2012

"Happy Independence Day, Ray!!! Hope you are enjoying the view."

This tribute was added by Tim Thompson on 30th May 2012

"Ray, what a shock it was to hear of your passing.  Why God takes the good ones so young . . . we will never know in this life.  I look forward to seeing you again some day.  You were always so unselfish, caring, full of life.  You put a smile on everyone's face.  I have very fond memories of playing hearts all night, snow and water skiing, and of course golf.  Thanks for all the memories!"

This tribute was added by Brooke Schoenherr on 21st April 2012

"Ray's roommate, friend & care giver ~ " I sang Happy Birthday to you when I first awoke on your Birthday. I hope you heard me!  I miss everything about you... I am grateful that you are no longer in pain and most of all at peace. You have forever changed my life for the better.  Thank you for caring for me & thank you for allowing me to care for you Re Re!  Thinking of you always <3 <3 <3"

This tribute was added by deanna bright on 19th April 2012

"Hi Ray.  There are so many things I am going to miss about you....dollar tacos, WPG, your chicken curry, rockies games, botanic gardens, your margaritas, your green chili, that one horse movie we watched, and always knowing you were up for a good time.  I miss you already."

This tribute was added by Yolanda Shaffer on 17th April 2012

"Happy Birthday Ray, we released balloons and blew kisses to you above to celebrate. Though are hearts are heavy we will smile thinking of all the great memories of our times with you.
Love from Lauren, Alexa, Clayton, Cameron, Jim & Yo"

This tribute was added by Katie Goss on 17th April 2012

"Happy Birthday, Ray!  Went to the Rox game and just knew you were watching from above. They sure do need your help, buddy!  I giggled thinking about the time that you 'gave in' and allowed us to go to the Mountain Ranch Club. I accidentally called it the Mile High Club and you were giggling and blushing the whole walk over. You conceded and actually enjoyed yourself during a rain delay."

This tribute was added by Paige Lightner on 16th April 2012

"Oops... Below message is from me not Yolanda."

This tribute was added by Yolanda Shaffer on 16th April 2012

"Happy heavenly Birthday Lemon!! Tonight Mom, Brody & Blane and I are going out to Chuy's for Mexican food & marg's to celebrate you! I remember years! ago, we went to Chuy's in Austin. & then a year later you brought me back a shirt from there. :-) I know you missed ur TexMex this last year or so.... Today is all about honoring you my friend. You r loved!!! XOXO Paige"

This tribute was added by Tony Carniglia on 16th April 2012

"Played golf at Welshire yesterday and thought of you the entire round. Had that "something is missing" feeling. Miss you buddy."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 16th April 2012

"Ray was born in 58 (Apr) and I was born in 57 (Oct).  Ray used to always give me a hard time for six months of the year for being a year younger than me.  Today he always caught up.  Happy Birthday my good friend!  Both 54 today!"

This tribute was added by melissa pickering on 16th April 2012

"Happy Birthday, Ray! They always say that you can't pick your family, but I'd pick you over and over and over again! We love you! Melissa, Kent, Jenna, Max, and Barret!"

This tribute was added by Dawnn Hannover on 16th April 2012

"Happy Birthday, Ray.  I hope you are celebrating, pain-free, with all your angel friends and probably even Jack himself, having as many Jack & Diets as you want. Thanks for including me in your great group of friends, taking me to one of my first Avs games and introducing me to Steamboat skiing--all still my favorite things in the world! Love you. You are missed."

This tribute was added by John Wise on 16th April 2012

"I don't call or wish many people Happy Birthday, but come to think about it, I always called Ray on his birthday. You were a very special friend, Happy Birthday Ray."

This tribute was added by Fatima Antell on 16th April 2012

"I won't say goodbye, just see you later Compadre ! Met Ray thru my husband Tim Antell. I became an "honorary" part of the rat pack attending March madness for over 15 years. Ray baptized our daughter Alexys over 11 years ago. Our children recognized him as "Ray beer" I wonder why :) Rest in peace my compadre, and we will catch up with you in heaven!"

This tribute was added by Ben Cochell on 13th April 2012

"I met Ray only a few years ago playing volleyball at the downtown Denver YMCA.  Ray was one of the sweetest and most welcoming people I have ever met. I will miss Ray and think about him often."

This tribute was added by Mike Wise on 13th April 2012

"My friend for 43 years.  So many stories, so many memories...  Chicos Tacos, Golf, Basketball, Poker, Vegas, Japan, El Paso, Albuq, S.F., Phoenix..  I will miss you Ray.  Thanks for including me in your life."

This tribute was added by Shirley Rodriguez on 12th April 2012

"Ray along with his siblings & parents are close family friends with my family.  His Japanese mother, Army officer father and 5 children mirrored my family. We began our family connection in Japan in the late 60's migrating to El Paso in the early 70's. As adult children, we all kept in touch and would all gather in Las Vegas.  I will always cherish his gentle spirit and beautiful smile."

This tribute was added by Jean Kuhl on 11th April 2012

"I will always remember Ray as the guy who organized all the fun activities. It was in 1982 that Ray organized a group to go to the Astros Home Opener. That is where I first met my future husband, Darryl. I thought of Ray a lot last Friday. Hoping he was doing well. Last Friday was the Astros Home Opener only 30 years later. Thanks Ray! You will be missed!"

This tribute was added by Brian Allan on 11th April 2012

"I remember playing touch football many times when he would come back to El Paso, could not believe how fast he could run. I also remember staying up all night playing Pai Gow that night in Vegas. Great times. I will miss you and your smile."

This tribute was added by Jack Rankin on 11th April 2012

"...and visiting you in Denver and seeing that you had settled in nicely and had a good group of friends there, too. Most of all, I'll remember your demeanor and character and that you were the best friend a man could have. Say hi to Tom and Nancy."

This tribute was added by Jack Rankin on 11th April 2012

"...and the Sunday afternoon margarita lunches made work tough the next day, but we were young. We spent a lot of family time (i.e., drinking beer) with the Flynn's, Kuhl's and Silva's. Tubing on the Guadalupe - you fell asleep and were stuck on a branch for hours while we all wondered what happened to you."

This tribute was added by Jack Rankin on 11th April 2012

"Hey Ray, you were a huge part of what made my "Houston years" great. We played a lot of basketball...in the "Y" league, on the Houston playgrounds, the Houston City Recreation league - lost the City championship game one year with Wing, BJ, Danny T. And what about the Saddle Tramp and Wild Pitch softball teams. The games were fun, but the partying after was crazy."

This tribute was added by Karla Vesey on 11th April 2012

"Ray, I'll always remember those Friday nights in Houston at the Texas Steak Ranch, playing Pac Man and Donkey Kong.  You were such an upbeat person, and we will miss you.  God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Jim Breitbach on 10th April 2012

"Lots of great memories. The last time I hung out with Ray was an all nighter at a Pai Gow table at Hooters in Las Vegas. He keep sweet talking the Pai Gow dealer and had her blushing and smiling all night."

This tribute was added by scot mcmartin on 10th April 2012

"Ray, both Cathy and I have only known you for a few years but because of the special person you are you made us feel like we have known you for all of our lives. We will miss your visits to Vegas and our annual trip to Del Mar it won't be the same. Thanks for the great times and memories. Love, Scot McMartin and Cathy Vozzola."

This tribute was added by Chris Gough on 10th April 2012

"Ray- the very best Fantasy Football partner anyone could hope for.
Man we had some good times togther - you will be dearly missed yet remember as the great friend you were to so so many.
Thanks for the fond memories - Cheers to you Ray!"

This tribute was added by Allison Pelletier on 10th April 2012

"Uncle Ray, I will miss you lots. Thank you for all the unselfish love and support you gave me as a little girl and grown adult. I hope to be able to share the same to my nieces and nephews. Thank you for all the giggles, laughter and love :-)
Love always,

This tribute was added by Pat Downey on 10th April 2012

"Ray and I worked at Apache, where Ray was one of the Managers in our Gas Management group. We probably had 40 plus people in our group and somehow all the single ladies ended up working just outside Ray’s office....imagine that.  He was a great guy and we will miss him always."

This tribute was added by Chris Gough on 10th April 2012

"Ray-You were certainly the best Fantasy Football partner anyone could hope for-all the know how on Draft day-trades and moves through the many years togther.The great plays on the softball field, the great fun on the Golf course and many a nights celebrating .
Your one of a kind and will be dearly missed.
Thanks for being a great example to all of us-"

This tribute was added by Phil Santangelo on 10th April 2012

"part 2.  will be missed from our rat pack, it won't be the same anymore!! I'm sure you'll get that hole in one in heaven."

This tribute was added by Phil Santangelo on 10th April 2012

"Ray and i go back 40 yrs, meeting at community lanes, and became best of friends. We started our own rat pack back then, Michael, Johnny, Timmy, Jimmy, Lenny, Mikey, Ray, and myself. We had some unbelievable times and we stayed together thru out the yrs. Our golf and gambling outings, usually Vegas, were so much fun. I could go on forever, but mostly i want you all to know how much Ray"

This tribute was added by Betsy Olwine on 10th April 2012

"Ray, thank you for being a fun date at baseball games, drinks at WPG and picnics in WP.  You were a true delight to be with and a special man that I will never forget.  I am going to miss our drag-out, down and dirty political discussions! How am I going to get Obama signs now that you are gone?  When your friends put them in your yard as a joke, I got them. boo hoo.....  I love you Ray!"

This tribute was added by Roy Knappe on 10th April 2012

"Ray our friend, we miss you already. Met Ray at J.Beatty's. He is my golf bud, my golf instructor, taught me how to play the game. Shared great times in N.C. Business advisor on how to market and move natural gas to market. Noms, hedging, balancing--Ray had the answers. Then after work---sports, sports,sports. Pat D., Dave W, and I will miss the annual AM foursome in the DFFBF event."

This tribute was added by David Silva on 9th April 2012

"Ray Thanks for always looking out for me and being the eternal optimist. You have left your friends with many great lasting memories.  I know you have gone to a better place.  Take care my friend."

This tribute was added by David Silva on 9th April 2012

"Best moments with Ray ....sharing an apartment with Ray was never a dull moment.  On several occasions ChefboyaRay would whip up his special guacomole dip ( perfect mix of garlic salt, picante sauce, and lemon juice ) with just the right kind of avacado!!!  Awesome"

This tribute was added by David Silva on 9th April 2012

"Best moments with Ray  Going to Happy Hour with the old Getty Oil Gang at the Texas Steak Ranch  on Fridays ...free margaritas , free nachos and many games of PAC Man."

This tribute was added by David Silva on 9th April 2012

"Best moments with Ray ( where do I start) How about watching Nolan Ryan pitch a shutout in our 3 dollar front row seats in upper deck center field at the Dome drinking a PBR popcorn size beer!"

This tribute was added by Janet Pelletier on 9th April 2012

"Ray helped me get a job in the energy industry (Getty) here in Houston years ago.  I'm still in the industry at Shell and have made it my career.  i sure needed the Getty job as I had one year old twins, no job and had used my last allocation of food stamps.   Ray was at Getty at the time, pulled a few strings and I was in the door.  Thank you Ray forever.  :)"

This tribute was added by stephanie pelletier on 9th April 2012

"Uncle Ray, thank you for all the kindness and love you shared with me and your entire family.  My memories with you range from hide and seek as a little girl at grandma's house to drinking adult beverages at the local beach bar in North Carolina.  Ski trips to Denver will never be the same...I'll miss you, my favorite uncle, Ray. Love, Stephanie"

This tribute was added by Katie Goss on 9th April 2012

"'Ray, Ray', you and the Angels in heaven are 'Same, Same' Love to a great man who led a beautiful, generous and joyful life.


This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Memories of Ray (Part 9):
• Ray’s burnt popcorn Friday night dates with Rose.
• Our burnt orange plaid living room furniture (we thought is looked great).
• Ray toasting at my wedding.
• A couple of camping trips during the summer (Ray wasn’t much of a camper but he was game).
• Softball with Eddie, Jim, and the gang."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Memories of Ray (Part 8):
• All Steamboat skiing trips ( we got so drunk after one night that we slept in the cafeteria at noon the next day until the day ended).
• Huge Cashews
• Rafting down the numbers on the Arkansas river and Ray saving our friend Jim (well, he pulled him back into the boat)."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Memories of Ray (Part 7):
• Watching Ray and Michelle watch Seinfeld and bust a gut laughing.
• Ray helping out a homeless man he met at J Beatty’s.  Ray paid for much of his medical bills.
• Dancing with friends in our living room late at night.
• Double dating with Ray and Lisa."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Memories of Ray (Part 6):
• Ray’s wonderful friends in El Paso (Johnny, Mike, Phil, and Tim).
• Our baseball field trip to Kansas City and Dallas to watch the Royals and Rangers (We saw Nolan pitch). Onward to Mikies house on Lake Travis in Austin where we watched the 4th of July fireworks show on the lake.
• Concerts (especially Dan Fogelburg)"

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Memories of Ray (Part 5):
• Being tapped on the shoulder during our talks.
• Being able to talk about anything.
• Always being at ease around Ray.
• The Colonel
• Ray’s mom used to always say “You come back and leave Ray behind next time”.  Her way of letting someone know that they were always welcome in their house."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Memories of Ray (Part 4):
• Our trip to Taos when we wrecked a snow mobile (Ray was driving but he said I was leaning the wrong way).
• Attending every single home Rockies game for the first 2 years of their existence. (We came to the conclusion that we must not have had a life) .
• Playing mini basketball in the living room.
• Charmin (Ray always had to have Charmin)."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Memories of Ray (Part 3):
• Golfing every weekend at either Kennedy, Wellshire, Lowry, or Willis Case.
• Skiing every weekend at Mary Jane.
• How Ray could so easily take a ribbing (and we ribbed him a lot)!
• Lunch at the Yankee Doodle.
• Our trip to El Paso and eating at Chico’s Tacos."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Memories of Ray (Part 2):
• Watching 3 picture tube TVs at one time in our living room in order to see all the games.
• Running up and down the stairwell of the United Bank Building (Wells Fargo now).
• Back breaking fall during 38” ski trip to Telluride.
• Wednesday night bowling and hangovers the next day at work."

This tribute was added by Joe Gleason on 9th April 2012

"Some of my memories of Ray (Part 1):

• Frisbie golf in Greeley between softball games
• Purging fountain in Vail
• 360 on the way to Telluride to ski
• Late night political discussions (or was that arguments?)
• Ray hanging up all the pictures on Jackson Street.  Pictures are supposed to be hung at eye level so I gave Ray an endless hard time as to why all the pictures were hung soooo low"

This tribute was added by Tracy Good on 9th April 2012

"To the best brother-in-law.  We will miss you.  There will be a hole in our hearts especially when we visit Vail in the summer.  I remember coming back from Vail with Mike and finding that Jennifer knew how to count because you taught her black jack and poker.  She still loves to gamble.  We miss you already."

This tribute was added by Danny Clark on 9th April 2012

"As an old friend of Ray's from Houston, I'd like to offer my sincere condolences to Ray's family and friends. My memories of Ray are sports, competition and more sports.  He was always fun to be around.  May God comfort everyone."

This tribute was added by Cindy LoCricchio on 9th April 2012

"Ray, I will miss you and your wonderful sharing smile.  You will be in my heart and my thoughts.  When I look up to the Heavens, I will look for you.  I will see you out of pain and playing golf.  Oh how you loved that stupid game.

I love you for sharing your life with me."

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