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Ray C Valley 1932 - 2013

Ray C Valley

Sunday, March 31, 2013
I met Ray some years ago when he worked with the AG's Medicaid Fraud Unit. I worked for Medicaid and would provide certified documentation for Ray to use as evidence of fraud. He was always a joy to work with. His kindness and humor was welcome, and he always made sure that I knew he appreciated what I did. The last time I saw Ray was in court. I was in the first round of jurors led into the courtroom, unaware of what the case was about. As soon as I sat down I saw Ray sitting at the prosecuters table and realized it must be a Medicaid Fraud case. We both shook our heads and smiled at each other because we knew the defense team would eliminate me...which they did. On my way out of the courtroom, Ray and I shook hands and he said "God bless." Well, God Blessed us with Ray and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I spent a few missionary years with Ray in the Community of Christ, other moments, a few meals...when Ray went home to God, I tried to put some of my memories of him on paper, even Facebook..got a couple wrong, but, but, the Ray we know? No obit, no commentary could ever summarize even part of what he did and stood for. I hope to see you on the other side, Ray.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I believe it is important to add this as a matter of record. Ray helped many persons privately and publically throughout his life. For me, his advice was invaluable.

As part of his life achievements, he headed up the Juvenile Division of the State Police, and more importantly, throughout the colleges and universities of the State of Michigan, set up the criminology programs for future state institutions to offer a degree in Criminal Justice. This was a very intellectual endeavor that should be forever recognized.

When Ray completed this task, he was offered a full professorship at Michigan State, a fantastic offer which he turned down.

Ray had such a wonderfully enriching life. He was always open to so many tasks and endeavors.

He was a rock who so many turned to and will forever be missed.

Charles Valley
Friday, March 15, 2013
I am sadden by such a big loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have always admired Ray. He married Randy and me so many years ago. I knew his words and deeds were heaven sent. I am very blessed to know the Valley family. He made the hard times better. I am a better person for knowing Ray. God Bless you all. Love always,
Friday, March 15, 2013
March 15, 2013
Brother Ray Valley has always been one of my ministerial heroes in our community of faith. He spent the majority of his adult life faithfully representing God's hands through his ministry and love of those that he saw as his “brothers and sisters” in Christ. Now that his earthly journey has ended, it is my faith that those hands of God that he so faithfully represented now are holding him as they always have in love and peace. As one of the many people who have been touched by Ray's ministry, I also hold him in my heart. It is my prayer that all those who Ray touched might treasure the memory of a life well lived in service to others. I also pray that his family will recognize God's presence with them in this time of loss. Good bye dear friend and brother.
Dave Premoe
Okemos, MI
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