OBITUARY

Ray Hollis Poarch

November 10, 1935April 12, 2018

Ray Hollis Poarch passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 82. Ray is predeceased by his parents, R.E. and Evelyn Minerva (Hollis) Poarch, sisters Marion Edwards, Margaret (Bonnie) Miller and Beverly Egger. Ray was a lifelong bachelor and Grand Junction resident. Ray is admirably and lovingly remembered by his nephews and nieces and their spouses Beverly (Bee) Egger, Mark & Michele Miller, Doug & Cheri Miller, Michael & Polly Miller, Susie & Dick Wheeler and Patricia Nichols and Barry Farris, as well as many great-nephews and nieces. Ray was born in Grand Junction, CO on November 10, 1935. He was a 1953 Grand Junction High School graduate and went on to earn an Associate in Science Degree from Mesa College in 1955. In 1958, Ray was inducted into the U.S. Army and served his country for two years. In 1960, Ray’s employment began as a welder for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. He retired in 1994. Before and after retirement, Ray was an avid collector of classic cars and wide range of other collectibles. He and his niece Beverly also travelled internationally and many times to his beloved Las Vegas. Ray’s memorial service will be held at Martin Mortuary, 550 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO on April 28, 2018 at 11:00 am. followed by a short reception. A private family burial will take place at Orchard Mesa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or online are suggested: www.alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/

Services

28 April

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Martin Mortuary

Chapel

550 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

A reception will be held after the service at Martin Mortuary
28 April

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Martin Mortuary

550 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

A Reception will follow that service
REMEMBERING

Ray Hollis Poarch

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