Raymond Rust


Ray left us August 27, 2012, two weeks shy of his 85th birthday.

A long time resident of Agoura Hills, CA, Ray was born in Portland, Oregon, September 9, 1927. Ray passed away at home, in his sleep, after an eight month struggle with severe health issues. Ray's wife, Ann and her sister, Mary, stayed by his side and provided loving care until the end. Ray was always proud of his health and had never needed hospital care prior to last December.

Ray is survived by his wife, Ann Rust; two daughters and a son, Valerie (Andrew) Poalillo, Melody (Jeff Dee) Horvet and Jeff (Marlyn) Briggs; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren; brother, Melvin Rust; sister-in-law, Mary Cooke; brother-in-law, Harry Buchan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Oct. 10, 2012