Raymond "Ray" Tracy
January 23, 1941 – June 7, 2019
Raymond Tracy was born January 23, 1941 in Rupert, Idaho and passed away June 7, 2019 in Bend, Oregon.
Ray is survived by his wife, Mary of 56 years; sister Marie and husband Wayne Sall of Boise, Idaho; brothers John and wife Sharon Tracy of Mountain Home, Idaho and Mike and Ilaine Tracy of Boise, Idaho; daughters Teresa and husband Paul Svendsen of Bend, Oregon and Cindy and husband Michael Davis of Oregon City, Oregon; sons Mark and wife Katie Koo of Castro Valley, California and Aaron Tracy of Bend, Oregon. Grandchildren Elliott Davis (Megan), Tiffany and Corey Scott, Whitney Davis, Aimee Svendsen, Molly Svendsen, Brendan Svendsen, Rachel Koo, Rowan Tracy and Simeon Tracy. Great-grandchildren Addyson, Maxwell, and Zola.
Ray was preceded in death by their son, Raymond Vern Tracy in 1991. He was also preceded in death by his father John Tracy, his brother Jim Tracy and his mom, Elizabeth Berg of Idaho.
Ray grew up on a farm in Idaho. He served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. Ray married Mary shortly thereafter, and in 1967 they made their choice to serve God. After they had three children, Ray earned his Associates degree in nursing from Boise State, obtained his Family Nurse Practitioner credentials in Arkansas, ran various rural health clinics in Idaho and Oregon, and finished his nursing career working in occupational health in the oil industry in Bakersfield, California. His love and passion for healthcare led his 2 daughters, and 4 grandchildren to follow in his footsteps. Ray was committed to a life of learning, teaching, and helping others.
Ray loved being a Papa, and is remembered best by his grandchildren for his humor, story telling, playful spirit and his “Papa Ray Scent” of cologne and a touch of hairspray.
The family would like to express its appreciation to Heart and Home Hospice and to a multitude of caregivers, ministers, and friends.
Family requests that donations be made to Heart and Home Hospice, 745 NW Mount Washing-ton Drive Suite 205, Bend Oregon. 97703.
- Elliot Davis, Honorary Pallbearer
- Tiffany Davis, Honorary Pallbearer
- Whitney Davis, Honorary Pallbearer
- Aimee Svendsen, Honorary Pallbearer
- Molly Svendsen, Honorary Pallbearer
- Brendan Svendsen, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rachel Koo, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rowan Tracy, Honorary Pallbearer
- Simeon Tracy, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, June 14, 2019
- Reception Friday, June 14, 2019
Raymond "Ray" Tracy
June 11, 2019
Two years ago I was asked to be one of Rays helpers , At the time he was a man of few words but his smile and eyes would say it all, my favorite memories are of our walks to the park where we would have a snack and sit and watch the little ones play, Sitting on the front porch watching people and cars go by , That first year we was able to take Ray and Mary out to see the Christmas lights , I soon learned he had a sweet tooth and his two favorite things was chocolate and peanut butter and ice cream anytime ❤️