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Ray Weldon Widener


1919 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Ray Weldon Widener Obituary
Widener, Ray Weldon 1919 ~2013 SAN DIEGO -- Ray met Willy as a picker in an orange grove in 1940. They fell madly in love, conceived four children, and remained devoted to each other for 73 years. Ray was born March 8, 1919 in Spokane, WA. He left the earth peacefully to be with his girls in Heaven, daughters Judy and Phyllis, on Monday, October 14, 2013, he was 94 years old. A World War II Navy Veteran and creator of Rayco Building Specialties, Ray took pride in serving his country and providing jobs for his community, although his proudest accomplishment would be his family. Surrounded by a household of five generations, Ray's death happened just the way he wanted. He is survived by his wife Wilma Widener, son Ray, daughter Lynn, 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and five great-great- grandchildren. Services will be held at the Miramar National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 22 at 2pm.
Published in U-T San Diego from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26, 2013
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