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1921 – 2018
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Ray L Buckmaster passed away July 12 at the age of 97.

He is survived by his three daughters, Diane Wilson of LaVerne, Susanne Bennett (husband Mike) of Oakdale, Sally Johnson (husband Jerry) of Yuba City; six grandchildren, Micah Wilson (wife Michaeli), Meghan Russnak (husband Jeremy), Sarah Bennett (husband Joe Wilcox), Amy Bennett, Greta Buehler (husband Jonathan), Erika Johnson (husband Jered Ratliff); five great grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren.

Ray was born in Anaheim and lived in southern CA until he, his wife and three daughters moved to Oakdale in 1962. In April 2000, he and his wife moved to Covenant Village of Turlock. He was a machinist at Aerojet and 10 years before retirement he worked at Hershey’s in Oakdale. He had been a long time member of Modesto Covenant Church and more recently Turlock Covenant Church.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. at Covenant Village Berg Hall, 2125 North Olive Avenue, Turlock, CA.

Remembrances may be made to Gerald Wilson Scholarship Fund (Ray’s late son-in-law), Azusa Pacific University Haggard School of Theology, PO Box 7000, Azusa, CA 91702.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Aug. 1, 2018