Raymond Noyes, known to most as Ray, was born in Lincoln Park, N.J., in 1953.
Music, cars, art, family, books, and cats were constant passions and loves in his life.
He could build and understand just about anything, be it mechanical, woodworking, or music.
He had never found an instrument he couldn’t play, and could name any classic rock song within a few bars.
When he came to the West Coast in the ’80s, it was to be with family.
He found a job he would work for three decades, and the love of his life, Heidi.
They lived together and raised two children in Dallas.
They shared their love of family, cats, music, and intimacy together in what should be counted as one of the greatest love stories in modern America.
It was esophageal cancer that took Ray from us.
Having always been a very healthy man, this fast-moving and nearly incurable cancer took him far too quickly at the age of 64.
Ray is survived by numerous brothers and sisters; his wife Heidi; his two children Heatherann and Raymond; his daughter-in-law Nicole; and his two granddaughters Autumn and Summer.
We will be having a brief memorial for Ray at Guthrie Park on Jan. 21 at 1 p.m.
It will be a potluck, and if the weather holds, there will be a barbecue.
Any donations can be made to the GoFundMe campaign made to benefit his wife as she transitions into life without her very best friend. https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-for-raymond-agnus-noyes.
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