Ray Wilson

Ray was born January 20, 1941, in Yelm, Wash., to Nathaniel and Rhonda Wilson. After his parents passed, he was lovingly raised by James and Letha Isom. After Ray graduated from Yelm High School, he joined the Air Force. While in Texas, he met and married his wife of 57 years, Tina. Ray sold insurance then worked as a refrigeration specialist. He built the family home in McKenna, Wash., where he raised his three kids, Dana (Derek) McConnell, Steve Wilson, and Darlene (Chuck Dehart) Kemp. Ray is also survived by his sister, Pat Isom; brothers, Tom (Shari) Isom and Bob (Chris) Isom; grandkids, Michael (Sarah) Powers, Randi Rae Beardslee, Jordan Kemp, and Dylan McConnell; greatgrandkids, Bailey and Kira Powers; and many more brothers- and sisters-inlaw; nieces and nephews. Ray loved hunting, fishing and clam digging. He was a story teller, (better pull up a chair) and a gardener. He enjoyed dancing and playing cribbage and poker. The hunting channel was his favorite. And for many years, he smoked his pipe and drove his bright green truck. Ray passed on May 6, 2021, at home in McKenna.


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