Goehring, Ray A.
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Ray A. Goehring, age 72, passed away March 3, 2013, in his home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Ray Allan Goehring, son of Francis and Ruth (Ames) Goehring was born July 10, 1940 in Marion, North Dakota. He grew up and attended school in Dickey, North Dakota. In September of 1957, Ray entered the U.S. Navy and served his country until July of 1961. After his discharge, he returned to North Dakota and worked as an electrician in LaMoure. In 1964, he moved to Fargo and became employed with Border States Electric. Ray was united in marriage to Myra Baumgartner on February 27, 1965 in LaMoure. Throughout the years, they made their home in Fargo, Bismarck, and Grand Forks, North Dakota along with Phoenix Arizona. Ray retired in 1999 after 35 years of employment with Border States Electric, and he and Myra moved to Mesquite, Nevada. Myra passed away on August 11, 2008. After her death, Ray briefly returned to North Dakota before settling in Lake Havasu, Arizona. One of Ray's favorite hobbies was woodworking, and he enjoyed making things and sharing them with his family and friends. He also enjoyed family gatherings, camping, and mountain exploring on his 4-wheeler. Ray loved making music, and he forever treasured the times and the memories that he had of playing guitar and singing with his brother, Norm. In Ray's handwriting on his sketched obituary he wrote; "most of all, in my later years, I enjoy spending time with my son and grandsons". He is survived by his son, Michael (Anne) Goehring, Oak Park, CA; two grandsons, Jason and Trevor Goehring; two brothers, Norm (Sue) Goehring, LaMoure, ND, and Lawrence (Susan) Goehring, Edgeley, ND; and three sisters, Rhoda (Perry) Roscoe and Jean Lyon, of Washington, and Marian Whitman of Maryland. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Myra, and three brothers, Bernard, John, and Warren, who was two years old when he died. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. all at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, LaMoure, ND. His funeral mass will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with lunch to follow. Burial will be at the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery near LaMoure in the spring. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 7, 2013