Obituary: MAEZ, RAYMOND

Published: Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT

Raymond Lee Maez 4/14/1951 ~ 1/10/2011

Ray passed away in his Salt Lake City home at age 59 of natural causes. He was born in Salida, CO to Frank Maez and Erma Lovato Valdez. Ray grew up in Salt Lake City, UT. After graduating from South High School he went on to earn a degree as an electrician from the Salt Lake Community College. In 1999 he pursued his dream of becoming a business owner. He completed barbering school in Colorado Springs before returning to his home town of Salida to open Ray's Barber Shop. Ray enjoyed playing sports, bodybuilding, Taekwondo and especially spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Gladys Pacheco; brothers, Dennis Maez and Michael Sanchez; son, Matthew Maez, daughter, Trisha Kirkbride (Ryan); 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ermand Manchego; sisters, Elenor Balderama, Jeanette Lake, and Diane Maez. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. The family will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for those who wish to pay their respects prior to the service. Funeral Directors, Aspen Funeral Services