Eagle River, Alaska, resident Ronald Floyd Raymond, 81, passed away Nov. 7, 2016, at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Hospital.
Services with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Please meet and form the procession outside the Fort Richardson gate by 12:30 p.m.
Ronald was born on May 4, 1935, in Hamilton, Mont. He married Jeanette West on Feb. 12, 1959. Ronald honorably served in the U.S. Army for 28 years, residing in Kansas, Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina and Montana on military bases. Ronald served three tours in Vietnam and one tour in Korea. The family moved to Alaska in April 1976, residing at Fort Greeley from 1976-1980, then moving to Anchorage-Eagle River, Alaska, where he has resided since. He retired from U.S. Army Alaska in 1983 as a Command Sergeant Major. During his service, He earned a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, an Air Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal. After his military service, Ronald worked as a USPS mail carrier at the Eastchester Branch, retiring in 2005.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and exploring Alaska in the RV.
"Most summers Ron Raymond could be found pursuing salmon from the Russian River. In the fall he would plan his hunting based on permits he drawn. His family was a priority and he could be counted on to help his family."
Ron is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Brad Bowman of Palmer, Alaska; two daughters-in-law, Julie Adamczak of Jackson, Mich., and Karen Raymond of Sunfield, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Steven Raymond, Luke Raymond and Brittany Raymond, all of Jackson, Mich., and Ashleigh Raymond of Sunfield, Mich.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette; and two sons, Ronald W. Raymond and Lloyd J. Raymond.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Alaska, www.alaskacremation.com.
Cremation Society of Alaska
7216 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99507
Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Nov. 12, 2016