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RAGAS, Robert Ellis 'Rags' Jan. 22, 1930 to Dec. 31, 2011 Born in New Orleans, La., to Sidney Charles and Golda Waller Ragas. He graduated from Warren Easton HS and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1947. Married to Patricia Stapleton in 1956, they moved to Southern California where they started a family and Sound Enterprises, an entertainment and vending machine business that included juke boxes, pool tables, cigarette machines and games. A Friend of Bill, he achieved sobriety for over30 years. After retirementhe moved to Northern California where he passed away under the pinesof Oroville at 10 p.m., Pacific,midnight inNew Orleans. He is survived by his children Rene Upchurch (Charlie), Anne Limon (Jose), and Wayne Ragas; grandchildren Janelle Bice (Adam), Jeff and Steve Osburn, Jordan, Amanda and Jacob Limon and Kody Ragas; great-grandchildren Dillon and Kayla Bice.

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