Raymond C. Kinter

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November 24, 1941 ~ September 2, 2022

Born in: Boston, Massachusetts
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Raymond C. Kinter, 80, passed away on September 2, 2022. Survived by sisters, Judith Schietroma, Patsy Chmelar, and Sandra Helton; and numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends. Preceded in death by his father, Foster D. Kinter; and his mother Betty L. Kinter.

Raymond was born on November 24, 1941, in Boston Massachusetts. He worked as a teacher, principal and real estate investor after being honorably discharged from the Navy. He enjoyed trail riding, photography, watching his beloved Dodgers, Buffalos, Navy and Wyoming Cowboys play sports, visiting art galleries, watching wrestling, and supporting institutions that keep the history of the Old West alive. He was a member of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Fraternal Order of Eagles and a lifetime member of the American Paint Horse Association. He received the Presidential Citation from the optimist Club of Brighton Colorado and was an Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumnus. Raymond was a founding member of the Back Country Horsemen of America.

Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 or https://www.pcf.org/  Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


Memorial Service: September 10, 2022 2:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Ray was my 5th & 6th grade teacher in Oxnard California. My most favorite teacher ever! He called me KP. He would come to my softball games, pick me up in his convertible on a Sunday afternoon & take me for ice cream. My dad would give him Dodger & Laker tickets to which we enjoyed many games together. I cried when he moved to Colorado to take a principal position. I have been looking for him & was so sad to find today that he had recently passed. He encouraged me to believe in myself.. He has & always will have a very special place in my heart ❤. Rest in peace dear man. I will see you when I get there.

  2. He was my principal at Acres Green when I was in the fourth grade and the only principal I remember as he brought his horse to work on occasion. I thought he was just amazing. I looked him up tonight after a friend posted a class photo he was in, and sad to see he passed. My condolences.


  4. Ray, you were a friend and classmate at country schools and Cameron County High Scool. Missed seeing you at our last class reunion. Hope to see you on the other side.
    Classmates of the class of 59

  5. Ray and I were colleagues as elementary principals in Douglas County Schools for 24 years. For Ray, kids always came first, and he dedicated himself to serving them. I respected him for that commitment, and his integrity as a professional educator – and his desire to be of service to all he came in contact with. You have been my friend as well, Ray, and you will be missed. See you upstairs, cowboy!

  6. A dear friend for 38 years. Words can’t express how much he will be missed! Until we meet again Ray, Rest In Peace! You are and were a great friend. 🤠

  7. A very long time old friend, for over 60 years. He and my husband were in college together at Indiana and our friendship started then. Over the years he visited us in Hawaii and Pittsburgh and we got to Colorado. A very talented, intelligent cowboy who’s friendship we will cherish. So, you tall, handsome cowboy, mount up on Comanche for your ride into the sunset and till we meet again, Happy Trails.

  8. Ray, I will always remember your kindness, intelligence and sense of humor. It was a pleasure to get to know you and facilitate your gifts to your alma mater. I will always remember our visit to your ranch, a place you truly loved. Rest In Peace my friend.

  9. On behalf of the Allegheny Arboretum Board at Indiana University Of Pennsylvania I wish to express our sympathy to Ray’s family and friends. Ray was a strong supporter of the arboretum. His support of the “Art in the Arboretum” project and the Hawk Sculpture on campus has resulted in the creation of a long term legacy in Ray’s name. I enjoyed our conversations about our mutual interest as young boys in the many cowboy heroes of our youth. Ray, lived his dream of being a cowboy. I can see him riding his horse off into the sunset on the plains of Colorado.

  10. I worked with Ray at Acres Green Elem. Was a great principal…will always remember him for his READ TO RIDE program, sharing his beloved horses with the students. Also remembering his generosity with time sharing his homes and land with us. Was great to cross paths when we both ended up in Pueblo. A kind and gentle educator and man. Loved his laugh and smile. He made our world a better place. Cheryl and Joe DeLong

  11. When Ray touched your life, he remained a part of your memory bank, he cared deeply for those who were part of his world. In education, real estate, ranching, riding roundups or meeting for an annual Birthday Christmas brunch.
    I loved his forever Cowboy look, talk and old west stories. Fond memories of a special Old West Cowboy.

    Mary Zink

  12. The Colorado Cowboy! Ray was a special friend, brother and person. Keep on riding Ray. I will see you again and we will ride over the range together. You will be missed my friend….

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