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Ramon Medina

April 3, 1930 — September 9, 2014

Ramon Medina

Ramon Ladisloa Medina (Ray) returned home to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father after a strong and courageous 9 year battle with cancer. He passed away on Tuesday September 9th in his home surrounded by the love of his family who cared deeply for him. Ramon was born April 3, 1930 in Quiroga, Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico to Filomena Sanchez and Sixtos Medina. He was the 6th of seven children. He told stories of how much he loved his mother's cooking and how she could heal his sicknesses with vegetables grown on their farm. He was affectionately called "Lalo" in his early years. He learned how to work hard at an early age and carried that work ethic with him throughout his life. Ray worked for the railroad before becoming a barber. He worked as a barber for over fifty years. He opened his first barber shop in Roy, Utah called Ray's Barber Shop. Ray moved onto barbering at the Officers Club barber shop at Hill Air Force Base where he later retired and He moved his little family to Vernal in 1996. Ray loved being in the mountains, camping, hunting and fishing. He was excited to be closer to the mountains. Although "retired" he continued his love for barbering since his customers where his friends. He also loved going to nursing homes and giving free haircuts to the elderly. Ray married Irene Gallegos October 20, 1950. They later divorced. Ray Married Loretta Sullivan May 1, 1980. They later divorced. He married his sweetheart, Rebecca Larsen, August 2, 1989. He had a great love for family and friends and loved nature. He had a deep love for God and his faith carried him through the tough times in his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, an infant daughter and infant grandson. Ray is survied by his wife Rebecca and his children Jovita (Mike)Durfey, Alvino (Shirley) Medina, Cathy (Tony) Villarruel, Patricia Cassity, Andy (Xioali) Ortega, Maria (Josh) Campbell, Vicente (Lisa) Medina. , and a brother Chon Medina. He leaves behind a beautiful posterity of 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Dad thank you for all the great times. We will always love you, and as the eagles soar we will think of you. The viewing and funeral will be held Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., at the LDS Meadows Creek Ward. 3649 W. 4800 S. Roy. Interment will beat 11:30 a.m. at the Lindquist Washington Heights Memorial Park Cemetery, at 4500S. Washington Blvd. Our family would like to extend a special gratitude for the kindness and sensitiveness from Hearts for Hospice and Home Health.
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