Feb. 3, 1942 - July 2, 2010
Raymond O. Leroue, 68, of Waitsburg, passed away July 2, 2010, after a prolonged illness.
Raymond was born Feb. 3, 1942, to Henry and Wilma Leroue in Klamath Falls, Ore. He attended schools in Huntsville and Dayton, Wash. Ray enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1962 - 1968. He served his time as a jet aircraft mechanic and was sent to Vietnam for two years. After serving his time in the military Ray returned to his home area and met and married Ginger Hadley, Nov. 26, 1969 in Kooskie, Idaho. Ray and Ginger raised their family in the Starbuck and Waitsburg, Wash. areas.
Ray was a member of Gold Prospectors Association of America. He enjoyed gold mining and studying geology. He would look for salvaging opportunities and had a special talent of woodworking. Ray carved and designed beautiful walking canes for friends and relatives. Ray loved spending time with his sons and watching his grandchildren's football and baseball games.
Ray is survived by his wife Ginger at the home; sons Joseph Leroue of Waitsburg and Jeromie and Wava Leroue of Walla Walla; five grandchildren; four sisters, Lona Katsel, Mary Hanson, Darlene Smith and Tammy Ross; four brothers, Robert, Jim, Cecil, and Randy Leroue; and numerous aunts, uncles and relatives.
A memorial service will be held July 9, 2010, at Herring Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St. at 3 p.m. Contributions may be sent made to St. Vincent de Paul or the Order of Fire Fighters through Herring Funeral Home