Raymond E. Beyer

Raymond E. Beyer

Sept. 9, 1922 ~ Nov. 10, 2012

Ray was born in Duluth, Minnesota and died peacefully in Kirkland, Washington at the age of 90 with his family at his side. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII as a pilot, flying the B-26 Marauder and P-63 Kingcobra. Ray graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He spent his career developing resins and adhesives for forest products, retiring in 1984 from Georgia Pacific. He truly loved being in the outdoors with family and friends, enjoying camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf. Ray and Jo also enjoyed square dancing in their younger years. He had a strong work ethic and taught us love of family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Jo; daughter Marsha (Tom); sons Ray (Katie) and Mark (Tammy); grandchildren David (Pam), Jana and Jeff; and great grandson Chandler. He is survived by brothers Ernie and Herman and a sister, Ida. He was preceded in death by sisters Eloise and Lucille.

Memorial services will be held at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Gene and Irene Wockner Hospice Center in Kirkland or to a is suggested.

Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2012