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Raymond G. Ellstrom

1931 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Raymond G. Ellstrom Obituary
RAYMOND G. ELLSTROM went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Carolyn; his four children; Kathleen, Karyn, Kenneth & Kevin; as well as eight grandchildren & three and a half great grandchildren. He is survived by two brothers & their wives: Russell & Joyce Ellstrom of Sacramento, California and Ronald & Judy Ellstrom of Arizona. Ray was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 18, 1931 to Russell & Geneva Ellstrom. He moved with his family to the state of Washington during WWII and then to Southern California in his teens. He served as an MP in the U.S. Army in Korea 1952-1954. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands. Although Ray retired from Pacific Bell with 30 years of service, he continued to work in several positions in management & communications before finally retiring his professional life in 1995. He spent several years in Shasta County building his "dream home" before returning to Riverside to be near family. Ray was a man who loved God and dedicated his life to serving him by serving others. He is loved by family, friends & all those he served will miss him greatly. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2016 @ 11:00 AM at: Grace Community Church of Riverside, 4247 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside CA 92503.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 23, 2016
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