Raymond Hoskins

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Raymond Hoskins

Dec. 10, 1931 - July 9, 2012

Raymond E. "Ray" Hoskins, Umapine, passed away July 9, 2012 at his home at the age of 80 years. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater. Private interment will be in the Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens in College Place. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Paralyzed Veterans Association through the funeral home.

Ray was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Milton-Freewater, the son of Ernest and Juanita Hayes Hoskins. He grew up and lived in the Milton-Freewater area. He retired in 1999 after 25 years at the Martin Buchanan and Sons, a former local farm operation. On July 5, 1953, he married Mary Lou Wade in Umapine. Ray was an avid animal lover and grandchild teaser. His livestock knowledge continues on through his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hoskins, at the home; three sons, Lee Hoskins, Mike Hoskins, Robert Hoskins; a daughter, Cathy Hutchison; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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