Raymond R. Morgan

January 12, 1940June 29, 2013
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Raymond was born on January 12, 1940 in Fort Definance, Arizona. He was raised partly by his maternal grandparents in Greasewood on the Navajo Reservation, and then later raised in Morenci, Arizona where he graduated high school. He was a superb student, as well as, a talented and gifted athlete. Ray played key roles in the high school sports that he was involved with... he played quarterback of his football team, pitcher of his baseball team, and point guard of his basketball team. It was noted that he was the only person to ever hit a baseball out of the Morenci High School baseball field! He was also vice-president of his high school council. After his high school graduation, he attended Arizona State University and studied Electrical Engineering. With his engineering background, he went to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked several jobs within his technical field. In his early career, he worked as an electrical draftsperson, then later gained much experience working as an electrical engineer. His most noted employers were with Lockheed, Bay Area Rapid Transit, VTA Light Rail System in Santa Clara County, and working the Oakland Bay Bridge Span for Parsons-Brinkerhoff. All of which he held high visibility roles in his electrical engineering career. He married Casey Burnside in January 1967 in San Leandro, California, and lived in Oakland, Mountain View, and eventaully purchased a home in Fremont, California where he lived for over 40 years. Ray became a father to three children, Shashawna, Fennemore, and Rachean. He also has four beautiful grandchildren named Ellena, Jaelyn, Travis, and Waylen. All of whom he loved dearly and always made the time to spend with family by taking his grandkids to breakfast, to the park, and taking them shopping. Ray played a huge support to his family and always would assist and support when he was called upon. He had a kind and giving heart and was always willing to lend someone help. Ray had a strong work ethic and rarely missed a day of work. He did try to retired twice, but each time went back to find work as a way to keep active and to keep productive. His many interests include working on cars, watching sports, watching movies, fixing things around the home, listening to country-western music, reading the newspaper, and spending time with his family. Ray will be greatly missed by all those that he touched in his life and he will forever be in our thoughts, and memories of him will live within each of us.


  • ~ Visitation ~ Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • ~ Funeral Service ~ Saturday, July 13, 2013

Raymond R. Morgan

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Rebecca Durbin

July 13, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. Buzz has told me how much of an awesome dad he was. Family was truly blessed to have Raymond in their lives. May the family find some peace in time like this.

Buzz Morgan

May 31, 2014

Thank you all so, so much for all the replies for my father.

It is a rough time for myself, and I'd appreciate some encouraging emails to myself.

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I'd greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Marie Padilla

February 27, 2014

Ray was a good man, many will remember his great humor and his enduring friendship. It is hard to say farewell, therefore, I will just say "see you later, Ray" what he always said.

Michael Lopez

August 2, 2013

Ray has joined family and friends in the spirit realm. May the Morgan family be blessed with love, peace and always Walk in Beauty. Aho

Janet / Kevin Freund

August 1, 2013

We are all so sad not to have Ray in our neighborhood. His death left a hole on Towhee Court that's hard to explain. He was such a kind and peaceful gentleman. Mimi and I loved learning from him about Navaho Nation people and we'll miss that. God bless you all.

Jothan Frakes

July 30, 2013

My deepest condolences to the Morgans, especially my long time friend Buzz. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Jan Vallow-Latin

July 29, 2013

Buzz - I'm so sorry for your loss. You had a great dad.
Jan Vallow-Laltin

Gary Lee

July 29, 2013

I am a friend of Buzz and my condolences to he and his family. I know he will be greatly missed but remember that he will always live in your hearts and memories for the rest of your lives.

Fennemore Morgan

July 29, 2013

Apart of my father's life is in my heart and memory. May our Lord bless him dearly. A substantial loss for our family. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, DAD!

July 14, 2013

My sisters and I truly enjoyed seeing Ray and Casey at the high school class reunions and sharing a table with them . He was always a gentleman and had a great sense of humor. An extraordinary human being that will be missed and remembered fondly by many, including the Camacho sisters. May he rest in peace. Margie Camacho