R. Randy  Ray
R. Randy Ray

December 8, 1951 - December 6, 2017
Born in Wewoka, Oklahoma
Resided in Lakewood, Colorado
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Randy was an eternal optimist and giver, in life and in his work as a geologist & geophysicist. He never knew a stranger. His smile will be remembered forever. God called Randy home on December 6, 2017, just shy of his birthday on December 8. He and his wife Kathy walked this life together for 45 years (married 43 1/2 yrs). They have two amazing sons, Brandon & Austin Ray. Back in 1951 his proud parents were Bob & Jeannine Hallmark Ray. Two awesome sisters followed - Jean Ann DeFord (husband Mike, children Kalena & Evan) and Lisa Morris (husband Mark, children Tyler & Rachel). Sisters-in-law loved him, too - Mary Ann Moghannam (husband Samir) and Shirley Dion - and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a special aunt & uncle, Audrey & Marion Porter, will miss him dearly. Having grown up in Dallas, Randy was a Texan at heart even while straying to Calgary, Canada for high school. He returned to his roots to attend college at UT Austin for a BS in Geology, and there he met Kathy. They married in Austin and moved to Tulsa, where he was trained as a geophysicist with Cities Service Oil Co. From there they were Denver bound. In 1980 Randy established himself as a consultant, integrating geology & geophysics, and R3 Exploration was created. Work was his life, and volunteering for the local & national geological societies, meeting new people, and sharing his knowledge enthusiastically was his passion. He furthered his education with an MS in Geology at the Colorado School of Mines. Randy was happiest climbing the outcrops with fellow geologists and hiking Canyonlands with his buddies. God blessed me, Kathy Dion Ray, with the Best Man on earth, and Austin & Brandon with a wonderful, caring Father. We love you my Sweetheart and will miss you greatly till we are united again at God’s beckoning.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, 12/15/2017 at 11 am at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80227.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to The Denver Hospice, www.thedenverhospice.org.

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Celebration of Life
Horan & McConaty - Wadsworth
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO US 80227
Friday, December 15, 2017
11:00 AM

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Denver Hospice
501 South Cherry Street, #700
Denver, CO US 80246