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Donald LeRoy Raworth


1920 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Donald LeRoy Raworth Obituary
DONALD LEROY RAWORTH Age 94, of Menifee, CA, peacefully left us on June 28, 2015 at Sunny Rose Glen in Menifee, CA. Don was born August 29, 1920 in Denver, Colorado, and was the son of the late Ollis Guy Raworth and the late Lee Marie (Emison) Raworth. Don was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years Ina June (Harris) Raworth; his parents; his sister Dorothy (Raworth) Barday/Helton; 2 grandsons; and 1 great granddaughter. He is survived by his children: daughter Catherine Stadick (Carlyle); son Don Raworth II (Rebecca); 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Don graduated from Colorado State University in 1943 where he was Senior Year Student Body President; Yell Leader (4 yrs.); and a member of 3 Honorary Scholastic Fraternities. He served our country proudly in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lt. with the 8th Armored Div. in the European Campaign during WWII, and was honorably discharged August 6, 1946. Don promoted to Capt. while serving 12 yrs. in the Army Reserve. He lived in CO until 1946 and then resided over the years in Downey, Anaheim, Bishop, and San Jacinto, CA. Don worked in sales of lab equipment and scientific supplies for Harshaw Chemical and VWR Scientific, where he retired after 45 years in the industry. Don was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Hemet; a 50 yr. member of the Masonic Order; a 40 yr. member of the Elks; and a member of the Westminster Chorale in Orange County. He loved his family; liked all sports; and enjoyed sharing music, dancing and travel with his 'Forever Love', June. A service with military honors will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9:45a.m. at Staging Area #1. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Pilgrim Congregational Church, 41861 Acacia Ave., Hemet, CA 92544.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on July 19, 2015
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