OBITUARY

Raymond Lawrence Sammons

June 5, 1945December 23, 2020

Raymond Lawrence Sammons was born on June 5, 1945 and passed away on December 23, 2020 and is under the care of Cedar Lawns Funeral Home.

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Raymond Lawrence Sammons

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Bill and Barb Nelson

January 16, 2021

In memory of our dear friend Ray Sammons (The Loving Teddy Bear)
Barb and I have known Ray for at least 30 years and enjoyed all the many, many times we were able to get together. Right off the bat he would welcome you with open arms making you feel like you were a very special person. We will miss all those golf outings and dinners that we shared with him, Lana, and Bob and Lynn.
Ray was such a good friend. He always freely offered his help with any projects we may have been working on.
He never had a bad word to say about anyone or anything. Whenever he spoke about his boys or Lana, it was always in a loving way which showed how much he truly cared about them.
We will miss you Ray Sammons. We know you are up there playing golf and getting another hole-in-one every day.
Bill and Barb Nelson

Richard Stivers

January 16, 2021

Ray was such a good buddy. Roseann and I have many good memories of our times together during our AirForce years. May God comfort you and your family as you go through this hard time and you adjust to his absence. I will never forget my AirForce friend Ray.

Kevin Kruse

January 15, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Ray for several years at Alaska Airlines. He was always very professional and a gentleman. He always enjoyed a good laugh, and could laugh at himself too. We carpooled for a couple years and shared a lot, I enjoyed our conversations. He had a deep love for his wife and boys, family time was a top priority for him. We fell out of touch after he retired, but I will miss him.

James Sammons

January 14, 2021

Ray was a wonderful friend and cousin. It was great how we got along our entire lives. We didn't see each other in person that much because of our job and life circumstances. We finally got to play golf a few years ago and visited Ray and Lana in Spokane with my dad. Ray was generous and fun and had the Sammons serious side because he cared deeply.. From early years celebrating Larry's birthday every 4th, with fireworks the many family picnics on Yarrow, hide n seek, kick the can, the Hydro races. Ray and I made our tow behind little hydros. Swimming and trips to Lake Sammamish in the Metro. Hanging out in the garage with Larry's dirt track race car. Larry and Jessy were part of my village growing up. My deepest condolences and love to Lana and children and to Francis and Terry.

Amy Jantz

January 11, 2021

I was very fortunate to be blessed with Ray in my life. Almost every memory growing up includes him as my parents spent A LOT of time together with Lana & Ray. From camping on the weekends, dinner (or at least happy hour) a couple of times per week, family functions, and so much more, my 'Favorite Uncle Ray' was always a part of the fun. I will hold many memories near and dear in my heart, always. He had an infectious laugh, even louder sneeze, and a heart of gold. He treated me as though I was a daughter and I truly felt his love whether we were together or apart. I'm really going to miss him. I'm thankful to have spent his last day on earth together. I was able to share stories & tell him for a final time how much he meant to me, my husband & my kids. Heaven certainly gained a special angel and I'm certain he's watching over all of those he cherished most.

Wally Malone

January 11, 2021

It was such a pleasure knowing Ray even though it wasn't nearly long enough. I always enjoyed his smile and happy attitude.
Lana, Lynn and Bob I envy the lifetime you 4 were able to spend together and I know there has to be a big empty space in your hearts at this time. I hope time and the memories will help you get through these difficult times. My thoughts are with you and your families.

Wally Malone

Lana Sammons

January 10, 2021

Raymond Lawrence Sammons was born June 5, 1945 to Jessie & Lawrence Sammons in Seattle, WA. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. His wife of 52 years was by his side in their home in Redmond, WA.

Ray attended Bellevue High School (class of 63). Ray then spent his next four years (1963-1967) serving in the US AirForce.

Ray & Lana married in 1968, and subsequently had two children Bryan, and Scott.

He loved to camp, fish, take cruises and most of all golf. Ray had a passion for golf from club making to coaching, especially his wife Lana! His travels were always surrounded by a golfing destination with his sister-in-law Lynn and brother-in-law Bob. There was a built in 4 some wherever we went.

Ray's working career took him into the aircraft field. He was a wonderful aircraft maintenance technician. He worked for United Airlines and retired from Alaska Air.

Ray is survived by his wife Lana, sons Bryan and Scott, his sister Francie and brother Terry and Granddaughters Alex and Kylie.

Ray will be dearly missed, his big heart, smile and story telling will never be the same. Ray will live in our hearts forever. We lost a wonderful, father, husband, brother & Grandfather.

Ray will be interned at Tahoma National Cemetery early June 2021.