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 Ray Lewis Draper

Ray Lewis Draper

Birth
Wellington, Carbon County, Utah, USA
Death 10 Apr 1998 (aged 77)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot C, 47, 2
Memorial ID 132542 · View Source
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The Deseret News
April 12, 1998
page B6

Ray Lewis Draper, 77, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away April 10, 1998.

Born April 5, 1921 in Wellington, Utah to Melvin A. and Ellanora White Draper. Married Wanda F. Peck in Pampa, Texas on November 27, 1943. Their marriage was solemnized in the Jordan River LDS Temple November 20, 1987. Ray was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific and European Theatres. He was a B-24 Pilot and a Captain. He was employed at HAFB for 42 years as a Supervisor in Aircraft Maintenance.

Ray taught school at Horace Mann Jr. High. His hobbies included gardening, youth sports and all activities with his grandchildren. He enjoyed politics and served in his community on the Midvale Planning Commission and on the Beautification Committee. He was currently serving as a board member of the Copperview Community Recreational Committee. An active member of the LDS Church, he served on the High Council, as a stake missionary, enjoyed teaching the High Priest Quroum and doing temple work.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda, Midvale; his children, Shauna McNeill (T.J.), Absarokee, Montana; Melvin (Terry), West Jordan; Cheryl Hickenlooper (Jay), Salt Lake; Diana Pilling (Dorius), Sandy; 29 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother, Hazel Staley, Riverton; Bessie Staley, Price; Doris Elliott (Richard), Draper; Ivan (Jean), Stansbury Park. Preceded in death by a daughter; brothers and sisters, Tola, Chauncey, Newman, Allen and Fay.

Funeral services Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at 11 a.m. in the Midvale 7th, 8th and 9th LDS Ward Chapel, 642 Jackson St. (150 West 8300 South). Friends may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State,Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 132542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Lewis Draper (5 Apr 1921–10 Apr 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 132542, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .