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RAY, Gerald Jerry
RAY, Gerald 'Jerry' 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2013, in his Palmdale, Calif., home. Jerry was born October 9, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., to Jules 'Jay' and Libbie Ray. He is survived by his best friend and love of his life of 43 years, Arlyne, who was faithfully by his side at his time of death. He is also survived by his children: Cindy Langstrom of Glendale, Ariz., David Ray of Port Orchard, Wash., and Melody Hill of Tulsa, Okla. Many have the honor of calling him dad and grandpa. Through his marriage to Arlyne, he became a father to Ron, Dawn, Mike, Robin, Steve, Robert, Tammy and Mark. Also grandfather to Daniel, Joshua, Brianna, Jordan, Jessica, Matthew, Ashlynn, Caitlyn, Jennifer, Therese, Sandee, Holly, Kyle, Amanda, Jonathan, Steve Jr., Tina, Tim, Joshua, Kyndall, TJ, Kayla, Danielle and Diego, as well as 15 great-grandchildren. Jerry and Arlyne made their winter home for the past 10+ years in the Yuma Foothills of Arizona where he worked as an RV instructor for RV Driving School. He previously worked at Lockheed as a supervisor and Antelope Valley Bus Company as a tour bus driver. Traveling to various Thousand Trails campsites and making new friends topped his list of favorites. A private memorial and celebration of Jerrys life will be held Friday, April 19, 2013. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PRMC Auxiliary, 6033 Caleche Rd, Quartz Hill, CA 93536.

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