Friday, April 12, 2013

Remembering Claude "Raymond" Bledsoe

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Today we joined Ray Bledsoe's family and Moose friends to say aloha to our old friend.  Ray was born in Johnston, South Carolina on July 27, 1926,  passed away on April 5, 2013, and was buried with Military Honors at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.  Ray was Governor of the West Sacramento Moose Lodge in 1995 and was honored with his Fellowship Degree soon after.  Ray always wore his blue coat with pride.  The Moose Lodge has benefited greatly over the years from Ray's generous support and he was well known for his strict oversight of the Lodge finances. He will be missed by many and remembered as one of the last true gentlemen of our time. Ray leaves his widow Pat and many adopted kids who proudly called him Dad.
This video below was a celebration Ray's 79th Birthday.

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