Anchorage resident Raymond Lloyd Wells, 53, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 28, 2012 in Anchorage.
A celebration of Ray's life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave., in Anchorage. A gathering will immediately follow the services.
Additional services will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1029 First Ave., Fairbanks.
Raymond "Boku" was born Jan. 21, 1959, in Fairbanks. He spent his childhood fishing in Eagle which he loved. As he got older his passion for racing took over, starting with dirt bikes, snowmachines and stock cars. He won a championship in 1985 with a car named "Hurricane," after his daughter Holly. If he wasn't turning left on the track, he was watching the races. His favorite track was Talladega. When he wasn't working at ASRC Energy Services, he was snowmachining in Petersville. He was living his dream when he raced the Iron Dog in 2011 with Norman "Cookie" Sheldon.
Ray met and married his wife of 27 years, Tracey, in 1985. Together they raised four wonderful children. He loved his children very much and took every opportunity to teach them to never quit and always do their best. He had a nickname for almost everyone. He loved watching his grandchildren play football.
Ray was preceded in death by his father, Grafton; and brothers, Randy and Curtis.
Survivors include his mother, Jessie of Fairbanks; brother, Norman, of Fairbanks; sister, Donna and TJ Voithofer of Ohio; daughters, Rachelle "Radido" and Mike Whittington of Texas, Holly "Hurricane" and Curlee Robinson, Ashley "AlleyMac" of Anchorage; son, Kevin "Big Tev" and close family friends, Justin "Buc" and Christy "Grasshopper" of Anchorage; in-laws include, James and Mae Clow of Ohio, Barbara and Ricky McMillan of Ohio, Tina and Jon Fulford of Fairbanks, Scott Clow and (late, Ruth Nikolai) of Arctic Village, James and Josselyn Clow of Fairbanks; nine grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Tracey Wells account at any Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.
Arrangements were cared for by the Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory. Please visit Ray's obituary and online guestbook at www.AlaskanFuneral.com.