Ramah William 'Ray' Mead, 89, born April 12, 1918, in Rye, Colo., passed away Sept. 28, 2007, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Daisy Mae Mead; children, Marsha (David) Lybbert, Betty (Terry) Golly and William (Debbie); siblings, Hazel Atterbury, Hyrum Mead and Jessie (Raymond) Moore; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous loved ones. Preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Sarah Mead; and brothers, Enoch, James and David. Ray was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He also served in the CCC's for five years, stationed at San Isabel, as a cook for the crew which built Lake Isabel. He retired in 1987, as a master plumber for Colorado State Hospital. Viewing from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct.1, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rye Ward, Rye, Colo. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Rye. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Life Care Center of Pueblo and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their excellent care they gave Ray. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Mae and family,,
    I am sorry I can’t attend the services today as I lost a dear friend in Colorado Springs and had told the family I would be there. His services are at the same time as Ray’s.
    I remember so vividly how Ray would phone every day to the Family History Center to see if you made it there without car trouble. I can’t remember of him missing one day of calling to check on your arrival.
    He will be missed by many friends.
    My prayers are with you and your family. Mary Scarcello

  2. We are sad to hear that Grandpa Mead has passed. We wish we could be with you at this time. You all are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.

    With much love,

  3. God’s Speed Ray Mead.
    You and your family are fondly remembered. I remember your mother and father well, as they lived just off 11th Street.
    Love, Bryan Ruberson, (son of Emma Ruberson)

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