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 Raymond Sanks

Raymond Sanks

Minatare, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, USA
Death 27 Mar 2013 (aged 85)
Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Burial Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 107532125 · View Source
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Raymond Sanks passed away peacefully March 27, 2013, at Wedgewood Terrace in Lewiston.

He was born March 13, 1928, in Minatare, Neb., to Flora Wingerd Sanks and Claude Sanks. His family moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, in June 1933 and then later moved to Moyie Springs, Idaho.

Raymond enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and at other bases in the United States, Panama and Korea.

He married Mercedes Perez July 20, 1949, at Balboa Canal Zone, Panama.

While in the Army, he worked as a crew chief on an H-25 helicopter and was stationed in Vietnam from 1962 to 1963. He retired from the Army as a sergeant first class in 1966. After his retirement, the couple moved to Beaverton, Ore., and he was employed at the U.S. Postal Service office in Tualatin, Ore., from 1966 to 1967.

In 1967, he and Mercedes became self-employed, buying homes to remodel and sell until they retired in 1992. After Mercedes died in 1993, Raymond moved to Lewiston to be closer to his relatives here.

He was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lewiston.

His hobbies included fishing, playing pool, playing card games, going to movies, traveling and dining out with friends and relatives.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Church in Lewiston, with the Rev. Brad Neely officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain View Funeral Home, Lewiston, with a luncheon to follow at the St. Stanislaus parish center.

Lewiston Tribune March 30, 2013




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  • Added: 30 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107532125
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Raymond Sanks (13 Mar 1928–27 Mar 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107532125, citing Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Kerry (contributor 48011981) .