Leon "Ray" Rhea

January 21, 1933May 14, 2014

Leon “Ray” Rhea was born in Cuba, NM on January 21, 1933 and passed away on May 14, 2014 in Roseville, CA. Ray loved many things in his life but none were more important to him than family, especially his wife Theresa “Terry” and daughters Sharon, Theresa “Tory” and Michelle “Schelly”. Ray loved our country and proudly served the U.S. Navy for over 20 years and went on to serve the San Diego City Schools before moving to the Bitterroot Valley, MT. Ray spent his final years in Granite Bay, CA enjoying time with his family, including his granddaughter, Carly and great grandchildren, Avery, Cruz and Maximus.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at‎ or call 1-800-873-6983.

Arrangements under the direction of Lambert Funeral Home, Roseville, CA.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Rosary Vigil Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 17, 2014

Leon "Ray" Rhea

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May 26, 2014

Dear Ray's Family,

I had the privilege of working with Ray at Ross Elementary in San Diego during the early 90's. My job required me to be in his work office often and Ray was always pleasant and helpful to me, such a nice guy! A few years after retirement, he came back for a visit and looked 10 years younger, so happy, rested, and loving Montana. I'm so glad he enjoyed his last years with the family he loved.

Diana Hill

Bill & Elaine Zuber

May 20, 2014

I may not have known you, But, I have known of you, through your Daughter and that saids what a loving and caring Father, Husband and Family member you were. He has left a Big Foot Print for so many to follow with Great Memories! He is in God's care now.
Michelle and Family you all are in my Prayers.
You may have lost a Father, Now you have an Angel in Heaven. God Bless!

Jason Schwope

May 20, 2014

You are an awesome man grandpa. I know that aunt Tory and grandma are rejoicing with you in heaven. I love you. - Jason