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Raymond Edward McPherson


1930 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Edward McPherson Obituary
Raymond Edward McPherson February 15, 1930 - August 18, 2013 Ray was born in Denver, CO on February 15, 1930 and passed away at age 83 in Bakersfield, CA on August 18, 2013. Ray is survived by Marguerite, his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 62 years; Sandy Emrick (Steve) of Ripon, CA; Ken McPherson (Yaffa) of Greeneville, TN; Glenn McPherson (Sandra) of Penryn, CA; Rob McPherson (Renee) of Castle Pines, CO; and Don McPherson (Patricia) of Ventura, CA; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Ray served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954 having earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He resided in Kern County for 31 years; Bakersfield since 1988 and Pinion Pines from 1982 to 1988. Ray and Marguerite, whom he loved dearly, raised their family in Ventura, CA during their 24 years there from 1958 to 1982. Ray was an exceptional heavy equipment diesel mechanic and manager. He retired as the shop manager for National Cement Company, located in Lebec, CA. We will always remember Sunday afternoons with the family, BBQ'd steak, chicken, corn on the cob, homemade baked beans and toasted bread. He was an avid gardener and loved his bonsais, camellias, grapes and fruit trees. We look forward to our reunion in heaven. Memorial service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday August 31, 2013 at Forest Lawn - Glendale, CA. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 24, 2013
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