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Raymond E. Harper

1926 - 2018
Raymond E. Harper Obituary
Raymond E. Harper

September 15, 1926-January 5, 2018

Always ready with a smile, you wouldn't know that life started out rough for Ray when at age four he lost his mother and sister to TB, spending 6 years in a TB ward. Born and raised in the Tacoma area, he joined the Navy during WWII but was disappointed at not being allowed to serve overseas having lost two brothers with a third still in the war zone. He ended his service at the Sand Point Naval Air Station. Ray married Claire Webb, the love of his life, on May 8, 1949. He joined the IBEW local 46 in 1952 where he was a member for 50 years. In 1968 he became a WA State Electrical Inspector, becoming the youngest Assistant Chief Electrical Inspector in the history of L&I, retiring in 1988. Ray was a long time Shoreline resident and devoted his time to the betterment of the community with many hours spent raising Boy and Girl Scouts. Through his extensive volunteer efforts, like the Shoreline Historical Museum and the Red Cross, Ray was an unsung hero of the community working to make the world a better place. Ray lived to camp and travel with his wife and kids and he made friends around the world through his love of different cultures. He is survived by his loving daughters Marcia & Sheri, son Don & his wife Suzanne Grant & grandson Nicholas Harper.

There will be a remembrance held at Queen Anne Manor,

100 Crockett Street at 2:00PM

on Sunday, January 21.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 14, 2018
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