|By Carl A. Bandy (Carl_bandy) on Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:20 am: Edit|
I only worked with Ray after he retired and he worked for the Sierra Vista PD. He was truly an exceptional person. My condolences to his family.
|By Charles A. McNichols (Samcn0696) on Thursday, June 09, 2011 - 10:28 am: Edit|
I had the occasion and honor to meet and work [OJT] with Ray at Fort Huachuca after my appointment as a 951A WO in the AZArNG. In fact, it was Ray and his fine crew that "strongly urged" me to apply for active duty CID. He was a great mentor and "teacher." I also visited with him later on at the SVPD. May God be with him and his family. Thank you and RIP, Chief!!
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Thursday, June 09, 2011 - 08:39 am: Edit|
CW3 (Ret) Raymond Earl Stanley, Jr of Sierra Vista, AZ was born on 15 May 1927 and passed away at home on 1 June 2011. He was 84 years old. His beloved wife of 57 years, Betty, passed away four years ago. Ray was the oldest son of Raymond and Iola Stanley of Hochspeyer, Germany. Ray arrived in the area with his family for duty and residence on Fort Huachuca in January 1968. After concluding an Army career in military police and criminal investigation that spanned 23 years, he retired into civilian life in January 1970. He resided in Sierra Vista until his death. Ray served the community as a member of the police department for 13 years, leading both the detective and administrative services divisions. He was an active member of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, holding various offices including Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. In their retirement years, Ray and Betty traveled extensively. Their children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren brought them great joy. In lieu of flowers, Ray would have appreciated donations to the Knights of Columbus, Council 10799. Attention: Charles Everding, for the La Divina Providencia Orphan age and Nursing Home in Agua Prieto, Mexico, which Council 10799 supports. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on 9 June 2011, at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 10:AM. There will be a graveside service at 10:AM on 10 June 2011, at the Post Cemetery on Fort Huachuca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jensenís Sierra Vista Mortuary. (Edited copy of a published obituary. Please note the corrections.)