Raymond Hanford Searles, Jr.
My condolences to Chloe, Kory, and the rest of the Searles family. I have a lot of great memories of Ray from my childhood, when Kory and I were friends. More recently I enjoyed seeing and talking with Ray at Cannon 7th Ward get togethers. I wish the Searles family all the best at this sad time.
Dear Chloe and Family
I'm so sorry to learn of Ray's passing. I did not hear about it until 2 days after his funeral. My memory goes back many years when we were raising our kids together. You know Scott and Kory. You and Ray were always together and I admired that since my husband will be gone 34 years in March. I want you to know that I know how difficult it is, but it does get better. I always liked to bump into you and chat for a few minutes. May God be with you and your family and hopefully we'll run into each other again.
Love and Blessings
Dad you taught us so much about embracing the other people in your life and being understanding of others.
Dad and I had a chance to visit Uncle Ray in June 2013, and almost didn't go; dad wasn't even thinking-just go to California, and I asked him, "Did you want to go see Uncle Ray?" and it was like the light went on, "I never even thought about Ray, I'm sure glad you mentioned that!" See, my dad is suffering from dementia and his memory is slippin'. My dad is so glad that he got to spend a little time with his brother, as am I.
Our deepest condolences to all of the Searles family that we have known and loved for so long. May you find some comfort in these difficult times and know that we are here for you all.
Love, the Caputo-Nelson families