Raymond Edward Elkins|
April 30, 1935-October 18, 2013
Resident of Redwood City
Raymond Edward Elkins was born in Wurtland, Kentucky, and passed away at the age of 78 in Redwood City, California, on Friday, October 18, 2013, surrounded by his loving family; dear friend, Nurse Amy Weishaar; and his wife of 56 years, Doreen Elkins.
Ray served in the Navy at Moffett Field, where he met his wife, Doreen. He went on to work as a Facilities Engineer for Spectra-Physics and later, Apple Computers. Ray enjoyed watching his children, Linda and David, compete in sports. He was very active as President of the Jr. Forty Niners; Redwood City Flyers Track Club; and Sequoia H.S. Boosters Club, which he founded. Later he enjoyed watching his five grandchildren's sporting events. Ray played Senior Softball which gave him years of excitement and enjoyment, as well as, great friends. Ray and Doreen successfully competed in horseshoes and traveled to several State Meets. He also loved fishing and hunting.
Ray is survived by his wife, Doreen Elkins; his children, Linda Shinshiro and David Elkins; his nephew, Andy Bear, wife Jenny, and children, Stephanie, Drew, and Ryan; nephew, Brian Pitman, wife Stephanie, and children Gregory and Calvin; niece, Charlene Hinrichs, and children Jeremy, Josh, and Bryce; his son-in-law, Andre Shinshiro; and his grandchildren, Morgan and Marissa Elkins, and Joey, Ben, and Amy Shinshiro.
Services to celebrate the life of this great man shall be held Saturday, October 26, at 11:00 AM at Sequoia Christian Church, 233 Topaz Street, Redwood City, CA.
Donations can be made on Ray's behalf:
Sequoia HS Booster Club
Sequoia Christian Church
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Oct. 23, 2013