It is with great sadness and sorrow that Laura and I share the passing of our son, Caleb Timothy Ray. Born August 13th, 1980 Caleb, 39 years of age, passed away suddenly at his Newman Lake home, Thursday March 26th, 2020. Throughout his life Caleb was very focused, hardworking and driven to achieve his goals always raising the bar. Becoming an Eagle Scout at the age of 13, he graduated from Deer Park High School one spring night in 1999. The next night he received his Associates Degree from Spokane Falls Community College, then the following evening we attended the welcoming dinner at Manitoba Park for Caleb’s acceptance into the University of Washington. Here Caleb would say, “Go Huskies”. Graduating in 2002 with a double major in biology and philosophy, he became a volunteer for the Union Gospel Mission. By 2006 he had settled into a wonderful career as the Contract Manager for Jubilant Hollister-Steir. He loved his job and the people with whom he worked. Playing high school football, skiing and snowboarding Caleb loved to play golf, read the Literary Classics, collect things and hang out with his friends. Caleb was preceded in death by both grandparents Eugene and Anita Coates, Nelson and Leona Ray. He is survived by his parents Tim and Laura Ray, his brother Jacob N. Ray and sister Jessica L. Ray. A Memorial Service and Reception will take place Saturday June 13, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home 1315 North Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA. All those who wish to share memories of Caleb, leave condolences for the family, post photos or leave a Memorial gift to the Union Gospel Mission, please visit Caleb’s Tribute Wall
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