Raymond Daniel Stubbs, 75, of Bozeman passed away April 14, 2009. He was born Jan. 11, 1934, in Oakland, Calif., to Arthur Benjamin and Ruth (Messing) Stubbs.
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Ray grew up in West Yellowstone, and attended Gallatin County High School, graduating in 1952.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1955. He then went to work at the Trident Cement Plant. He later attended Montana State University where he received a bachelor's degree in trades and industry.
He married Elsie C. Redmond in Bozeman in 1956.
Ray began his teaching career at Bozeman Senior High School in 1972 where he taught in the industrial arts department for 27 years. During this time, he was awarded Teacher of the Year; was vice president of the Vocational Teachers' Association; and took his auto mechanics trouble-shooting team to Nationals three times.
Following retirement from teaching, his main focus was his ministry to encourage and help people. He was on call 24-7 for anyone who needed him. His motto was, "We win."
Ray enjoyed woodworking, his spice business, and sharing produce from his garden. He was a very giving man. He was a member and elder of Abundant Life Fellowship.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ronald Stubbs.
Ray is survived by his wife, Elsie of Bozeman; daughters, Starleen (Mark) Johns, Melody Stubbs, and Darla (Pete) Blankevoort, all of Spokane, Wash.; son, Douglas Stubbs of Belgrade; and grandchildren, Krystle and Ashley Johns, Mandy Plank, Nikki and Brandon Stubbs, and Brady and Payton Blankevoort. He is also survived by his great-grandson, Keegan Plank.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Abundant Life Fellowship. Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to IMPACT Youth at Abundant Life Fellowship, 1440 Bobcat Drive, Bozeman 59715.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2009