Leroy Raymond Martindale

Leroy Raymond Martindale

In loving memory of Leroy Raymond Martindale known to all as "Ray", who passed away July 19, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones at home.

Ray was born January 20, 1916, in Oakdale, Neb., to the late Golden Ray Martindale, Sr. and the late Pearl Etna Wheeler Martindale Drake Stewart. He moved to Oregon in February 2003 from Fullerton, Calif., where he was a long time resident.

Ray was a devoted Christian, dedicated to family and church. He enjoyed careers in engineering, radio, T.V., and in his later years, as a minister.


Ray is survived by his six children, Lola Arlene Babcock, of Bricelyn, Mont., Erna Janet Hopkins, of Medford, Ore., Golden Ray Martindale (Judith), of Columbus, Ind., Jessie Lea Jones (Lyle), of Prescott, Ariz., Mary Louise Carroll (Robert), of Bricelyn, Mont., and John Allen Martindale (Christie), of Bishop, Calif.; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one half-brother, Richard Duane Stewart, of Brea, Calif.

Ray was predeced in death by his wife, Alice Louise Watts Martindale, in October 2003; his parents; six half-brothers; and three half-sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Colina De Luz, P.O. Box 2969, Chula Vista, CA 91912; Rogue Valley Christian Church, Medford, Ore., or the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Rogue Valley Christian Church, Medford, Ore. Pastor Russell Vaughn will officiate. Viewing will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 2201 N. Phoenix Road, Medford, Ore.

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