Raymond Squires of Alexandria, Virginia passed away on July 7, 2011 following a valiant three year battle with kidney cancer.
He was born in Munich, Germany on November 30, 1947, the son of Air Force pilot Richard Pallen and Hulda Thompson Squires and moved to Dover, Delaware and then to Tampa, Florida, where he met his spouse, Petrine Diaz.
As a young man, he served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California. Following his mission, he joined the United States Army
where he spent his 20 year military career in the Washington, DC area at both the Pentagon and the White House with the White House Communications Agency, after which he worked for CACI International, Inc.
He loved collecting nautical antiques, travelling the world and spending time in Virginia Beach. He lived by the motto -
"Life is short, Eat Dessert First."
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Petrine, who married on June 19, 1971 in The Oakland Temple. He is also survived by their four children, Richard (Carmen) of Arizona, Tammy Clark (Phillip) of Utah, Wendy Sleva (Michael) of Virginia, and Michael of Maryland; nine grandchildren; his brother, Leroy of Florida; and two sisters, Connie and Carol, both of Utah.
The viewing will be Monday, July 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Funeral Service, Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m. Both will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1600 N. Inglewood St., Arlington, VA. Raymond will be buried in the historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.
Arrangements by the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of ARLINGTON, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203.