December 31, 1930 - January 7, 2021
Raymond “Ray” S. Debevec died peacefully at his home in Pasco, Washington, on January 7, 2021, at the age of 90. Ray is survived by his wife of 63 years, Laverne M. Debevec, Pasco, Washington; Daughter, Michelle Stinson (Mark); Son, Kenneth Debevec; Son, Richard “RJ” Debevec (Diane); Son, Gerald Debevec; Son, Randall Debevec (Mary); Son, Robert Debevec (Kathi); Ten (10) Grandchildren; and Nine (9) Great Grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Anton & Mary Debevec; Six (6) brothers, Anton, William, Robert, Charles, Frank, and Ralph and three (3) sisters, Mary, Eleanor, and Rosella; and a daughter-in-law, Tania Debevec. Ray was born on December 31, 1930 in Willard, Wisconsin, on a dairy farm where he learned about the value of hard work. Ray moved to Pasco, Washington in 1954. He met and married the love of his life, Laverne, on May 18, 1957. Ray’s determination and work ethic served him well when he started his business R&N Repair, Inc., a radiator and fabrication shop, which is still in business today. Ray was a Knight of Columbus for 58 years in Pasco Council 1620 and a 4th degree member of Fr. William A. Schmitz assembly for 24 years. Ray was an active participant in the Knights, St. Patrick Parish and Sera club for many years. Ray enjoyed many projects like building homes with his sons and grandsons. Ray loved life and going to the mountains and the ocean with family and friends, and he loved to travel with his wife, Laverne. Ray also had a passion for singing and enjoyed singing with the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers and the St. Joseph Choir right up until the Choir could no longer perform due to COVID-19. Ray was warm and welcoming, and he never met a stranger. He also enjoyed fishing, skiing, and hiking. Ray was dearly loved by his family and friends, and he will be missed more than words can express. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Chaplaincy Hospice Care, https://chaplaincyhealthcare.org/hospice-care/.
Raymond “Ray” S. Debevec died peacefully at his home in Pasco, Washington, on January 7, 2021, at the age of 90. Ray is survived by his wife of 63 years, Laverne M. Debevec, Pasco, Washington; Daughter, Michelle Stinson (Mark);... View Obituary & Service Information
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