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Raymond "Ray" Francis Evonuk

January 21, 1944 - December 25, 2017


 

Ray was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon and died peacefully at his home in Salem, Oregon at the age of 73.
Ray graduated from Oregon State University in 1966 with a degree in civil engineering and was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.  He designed bridges for the Oregon Department of Transportation, and farmed a hazelnut orchard. Ray enjoyed fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family.
Ray is survived by his wife of 47 years, Callie; siblings Ed, Carol, Chris, Paula, Steve, Phil, Marion, Hugh and Tom; sons Dave, Dan, Bill and Matt; and fourteen grandchildren. His parents Walter and Martha, and his grandson Maxwell preceded him in death.
Memorial Services will be Friday, Dec. 29th at 1:00pm at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association.

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So sorry to hear about Ray---brought back memories of picking beans at the Evonuk bean field--I picked while my brother Tom helped Ray and Ed do the rest--also seeing the entire family at church every Sunday-the Kerns family sat in front on one side with their large family and the Evonuk family sat on the other side---and the Rissberger family sat behind them---lots of other memories of doing things with the family---My prayers are with the family----Jan King Prink



Dear Callie,
On behalf of the Gilleese family from Hermiston, I send you our heartfelt condolences in the loss of Ray.  We have wonderful memories of the short years Ray spent in our small Eastern Oregon town when he was working on I-84 overpasses.  The Burns and Gilleese families were grateful for the guidance he gave to all those younger 'boys'.  God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers.  May Ray rest in peace.  Love always, Kathy 



I so remember the Evonuk family with so many fond memories from their bean fields to the fruit trees at the site where VR Center resides now.  I thank you all from mom and dad down to all the siblings and send you my condolences on your loss of Ray.  Bless you all.