Ramon was born April 18, 1937, in Elma, Washington to C. Genevieve (Gore) and R.W. (Cowboy) Combes Sr. Ray passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Nampa, Idaho, May 9, 2019. He was 82. He graduated from Elma High School in 1955. He was a member of Local # 32.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Gayle Sexton, and his brother R. W. (Bob) Combes Jr. He is survived by his daughter Barbara Crisp, Nampa, Idaho; son, Shannon Ridout, Olympia, Washington; two sisters Edna (Wayne) Kingery, Elma, Washington, Linda (Mike) Raphael, McCleary, Washington; a sister-in-law Ann Combes of Elma; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nephews and nieces.
He was a member of the Eagles and had belonged to a Railroad Club. His hobbies included wood working, history and model trains. Ray volunteered at the Chehalis Valley Museum in Montesano for several years.
A gathering will be held at the Elma Eagles at a later date. A special thank you to Ray’s 1918 Lounge Family, in Nampa, Idaho.