Ray Arthur Bacon of Kamiah peacefully left this life on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 81.
Ray was born July 12, 1937 in Woodland, the first of three children born to Harold and Rachel (Hollingsworth) Bacon.
Ray attended the Woodland Elementary School, and later Kamiah High School, graduating in 1955. During his school years Ray enjoyed hunting and fishing with his buddy, Wayne Johnson, his future brother-in-law. Later, Ray developed gun-smithing skills and took pleasure from repairing guns, shooting, and reloading.
In 1972 Ray married Ann Cosner and became father to her children, Steve and Sandy.
Typical of central Idaho men, Ray worked a variety of jobs throughout his lifetime, including sawmill work, farming, logging truck driver, and working at the grain elevator in Kamiah.
Ray enjoyed a number of hobbies, including ham radio. To his family, however, Ray will always be remembered for his modeling skills and the amazingly detailed models of trucks he created.
Ray suffered from a number of physical ailments during his lifetime and will always be an example of patient and gracious endurance for his surviving family. Ray was quiet and gentle, well liked wherever he happened to be.
Ray is survived by children Steve and Sandy; sister Lorene Johnson, brother Leonard Bacon, two grandchildren, and six nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and a family celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family is thankful for the loving care Ray was given while at Grangeville Health and Rehab.