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Raymond A. McQueary

Died: Mon., May 28, 2012

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Nov. 27, 1938-May 28, 2012: STEVENSVILLE - Ray was born in Dillon to Dale and Edna McQueary. When he was 3 years old, they moved to Deer Lodge, where he grew up and attended school.

Ray joined the Marine Corp in 1956 and was discharged in 1959. He joined the Air Force in September 1959 and retired in 1977. While in the Air Force he was stationed in Texas, Alaska, New Jersey, the Philippines and Washington state. His Air Force duty was aircraft loadmaster, which entailed flying support missions all over the world. While stationed in the Philippines and flying combat support missions in South Vietnam, Ray was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with two Silver Oak Leaf Clusters. He was also awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He also had several more ribbons and medals.

Ray met his wife Tess while attending an Air Force school in Oklahoma City, Okla. She had three children, Terry, Michael and Shannon by a previous marriage. They also had a daughter, Carma. She passed away in 1990. Carma had a son, Brian, who Ray and Tess adopted and raised.

Ray enjoyed square dancing, pinochle, bowling and Lady Griz games and associating with his friends. He was also a dedicated Seattle Seahawks fan.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Tess; daughter Carma; mother; dad; brother and two sisters.

Ray is survived by his daughter, Terry; sons, Brian, Michael and Shannon; sister Shirley Adams and brother Dan McQueary; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the Whitesitt Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula.

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Adele Turner Garcia
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. So sorry to hear such sad news.

God Bless..Del & Family

Chuck And Sandy Davis
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
We were saddened to hear about Ray's death. A few years ago he came to Boise to square dance and he came over to the house to visit. I had not seen him in many, many years. We visited for 2 or 3 hours and I enjoyed that visit immensely. We were able to catch up on each other's lives. He will be missed. I am one of his many cousins from the Turner side of the family.

Chuck Davis

Patricia Hopcus Ferreira
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
"They are not dead who live in lives they leave behind;
In those whom they have blessed, they live a life again,
And shall live through the years,
Eternal life, and grow each day more beautiful
As time declares their good,
Forgets the rest, and proves their immortality.
--Hugh Robert Orr

I was deeply saddened to learn of Ray's passing. We had become good friends over the past few years emailing several times a week. My fondness memory of Ray is his dancing! Ray was a terrific dancer and so much fun to be around! His love for God and his country never wavered. My sympathy goes out to Ray's family. He will be terribly missed! RIP Ray!

Patti Ferreira

Bert Luce
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
We grew up together in Deer Lodge and were classmates . God Bless, Ray . Bert &Carol Luce

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