Ramon "Ray" (Tiny) Maybon

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Ramon "Ray" (Tiny) Maybon
June 22, 1924 - October 7, 2015
Ramon "Ray" (Tiny) Maybon, 91, of Caldwell, passed away at Annabelle House on October 7, 2015.
Our dad was born on June 22, 1924 in Fullerton, Nebraska to Mort and Etta (Babb) Maybon, the youngest of 4 boys. He spent the first 5 years of his life in Fullerton and then moved to Idaho for a year. The family returned to Fullerton and then 4 years later returned to Idaho for good. They spent a year in Newdale, Idaho and then moved to the Riverside / Marsing community. He attended school at Marsing making many life-long friends. He joined the navy in April of 1944 and was honorably discharged in June of 1946.
Our dad was a very talented artist, turning down a job with Walt Disney Studios. He wanted to be in his beloved Idaho and farm.
He married Coralie Varner in July of 1950. Two children were born to this union. They were later divorced. He married Maxine (Miki) Robbins Shields in June of 1972, gaining 2 more children to love. Dad bought a farm in the Notus area in 1951. He farmed all his life, winning awards for his sugar beets and alfalfa seed. In his 40's, he discovered the game of golf. Farming all day and running into the house telling Miki, "Grab your clubs! I think we can get in 9 holes before I have to change a head of water."
He was a member of the Nampa Elks, Over the Hill Gang and the United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Miki in Aug. of 2011, his parents and brothers; Norman, Lloyd (Dean) and Wayne. He is survived by his children; Connie Brown, Gary (Jean) Maybon, Teri (Max) Norquist, Michael Shields, grandchildren; Meghan, Ryan, Todd, Rick, Ed and Ryan and 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, a cousin Vickie Morgan and by marriage and love; Linda Shields and Jackie Dines.
The family would like to thank Dr. James Gardner for sharing the Grangeville gossip, Harrisons Hope Hospice for taking dad and his family on his final journey with compassion. Words can't express how thankful we are for the staff at Annabelle House. Dad thrived under your care and love. You were always there for dad and our family. His wish was to be able to die there because he loved each and every one of you. Thank you so much!
In lieu of flowers if you care to honor our dad, please make donations to the Owyhee Cattleman's Heritage Foundation, PO Box 400, Marsing, ID 83639. Please mark checks for Soda Fire Relief / in memory of Ray Maybon. Some of dad's fondest memories were of riding his horse in the Owyhee Mountains. Cremation is under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel. A private family interment will take place at a later date at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Oct. 11, 2015
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