Ray Winthrop Justus, Jr.

Male 1916 - 1990  (74 years)


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  • Name Ray Winthrop Justus 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 24 Jan 1916  Egan, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Abt 1942 
    World War II (US) 
    Died 8 Dec 1990  Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ray W. Justus died Saturday afternoon at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona following a lengthy illness. He was born in Egan, South Dakota where he spent his childhood. Ray graduated from Egan High School in 1933. Following high school, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in western South Dakota. On September 17, 1938 in Flandreau, South Dakota, Ray married the former Mary O. Carman, also of Egan. He is a veteran of World War II.

      After the birth of the first of their five children, they moved to Watertown, South Dakota. For over twenty-one years, Ray was employed by the Watertown Cement Products Company serving in his final capacity as Plant Superintendent until 1962. Then, because of health problems and the need to get away from the harsh South Dakota winters, he moved with his family to Phoenix, Arizona. He has lived in the Phoenix area since. In recent years, Ray and his wife, Mary, have been patrons at the Westside and Desert West Senior Centers.

      He is survived by his wife, Mary; five children: Sandra J. Ackman of Phoenix, Arizona; Dennis J. Justus of Bullhead City, Arizona; Dianna F. Quick of Renton, Washington; Ray W. Justus, III of Chandler, Arizona; and Gary L. Justus of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

      Ray suffered from emphysema and related heart disease. Please send memorials to the charity of your preference.
      (Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, December 11, 1990)
    Person ID I46169  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2021 

    Family Mary Olive Carman,   b. 2 Aug 1915, Elkton, Brookings Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1999, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1938  Flandreau, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dennis James Justus,   b. 26 Jul 1943, Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 2013, Bullhead City, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Dianna Faye Justus,   b. 13 Dec 1944, Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 2017, Covington, King Co., Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Gary Lee Justus,   b. 25 Aug 1947, Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 2011, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F16749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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