West Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Park Cemetery

6450 West Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ


Ray Donald Bafus

October 27, 1932January 12, 2020

Ray Donald Bafus, 87, passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2020. He was born in Lancaster, WA on October 27, 1932 and graduated from St. John, WA High School in 1951.

Ray entered the United States Air Force in March of 1952 and served through August of 1960. After this service, Ray and his family moved to Phoenix, AZ and he joined the Arizona Air National Guard. He served in the guard from 1960 until his retirement in 1976. He had numerous overseas deployments during this time. After retirement he continued to work in the civil service.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Claudia. He is survived by his son, Randy (Jody) of Scottsdale, AZ and his daughter, Carrie LePage (Jim) of Peoria, AZ, five grandchildren, Kylie and Keagan Bafus and Justin, Cory, and Jordan LePage, and three great grandchildren, Ethyn, Gage, and Gunner LePage.

During his life Ray enjoyed fishing, bowling leagues, and watching sports. While Claudia was alive they loved to visit Laughlin, NV and spending summer vacations in Washington State. Ray was also a lover of every kind of ice cream!

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ.


  • Graveside Service Friday, January 24, 2020


Ray Donald Bafus

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Shirley Bafus

January 15, 2020

So sorry to hear about uncle Ray. We had so many good times and laughs during the summer visits over the years. There was never a dull moment! My heartfelt sympathy to both families, may God bless all, Shirley Bafus