Ray Arthur Williams, age 74, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend died October 3, 1990 at his home.
He was born September 29, 1916 in Venice, Calif. to Arthur and Maude Harold Williams, he was one of five children. He grew up in Napa, California and played football and basketball in high school, there he earned an athletic scholarship to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where he studied in the College of Commerce and Finance.Following his college work he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and after his discharge, became interested in flying and became an accomplished pilot and sold aircrafts in the years following World War II.
While living in Idaho in 1949, Ray became interested in selling real estate. He progressed in the real estate field, becoming a real estate appraiser and became an expert witness on land valuation in the state and federal courts. He was a member of the American Society of Appraisers. Ray served as an officer and board member of numerous real estate and appraisal associations. Not only did he serve as a highly respected appraiser in private practice, but also was a respected appraiser for the states of Idaho, Utah and Florida and for the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
Ray's first loves were his family, his work, flying and following the Utah Jazz. He treasured his association with many of the Utah Jazz players. Ray also loved dancing.
Ray is survived by his wife, Alberta, Vernal; daughter, Rita Rae Seamons, Twin Falls, Idaho; son David, Sandy; step-sons, Dale, Glade and Darwin Ross; sister, Ruby Raycroft, Redwood City, Calif; brother, Lyle, Pleasant Hills, Calif; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held October 6, 1990.
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