Raymond Eugene, a 28 year resident of Garden Grove, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 in Anaheim. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Raymond was 72 when he died. He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Jon Nettleton and wife Mary, Daughter Susan Rene' and William Powell, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. A gathering of Family & Friends will be Friday, March 24th from 4:00 PM until 8:00PM at the White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach. The Service will be Saturday at 2:00 PM at the White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach.

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  1. There are so many memories but, I fondly remember my dad taking us out of school and playing hooky. He would just show up out of the blue and pick us up. Sometimes he would take us to Disneyland or to our G’ma’s in San Diego. We just thought that was the coolest thing…and so did our friends. He was a wonderful father and will be loved forever. He’s now at peace with his maker and walking side by side with Mark Allen.

  2. I will never forget my uncle Ray, I remember the first time I met him and Auntie. They were both so sweat. Over the years I got to know my uncle, I will always remember, he would try to help me anyway that he could and was always there when I needed to talk and he would listen. I loved sitting in the kichen with him in the morning drinking our cofee, and he would be doing the puzzle in the newspaper, just talking and waiting on Auntie to get up to have breakfast.I will cherish my memoies of my Uncle as long as I live, there will always be a place in my heart for my Uncle Ray I loved him so much. I love you Teresa

  3. My Father had a few sayings that seem to echo in our home. Close the Door Where’s my tools Don’t let the dog out He’s not going to pass me You can do anything you set your mind to That’s not burned its BBQ’d OK SO SO Pretty Good Daddy loved to Travel on long vacations to visit family back east. From: 18 wheels and Donkey Baseball To: The Motor home and Eagle Lake He loved Woodworking and was truly the child of a Jewish Carpenter. From: 5 to 3 Fingers To: A house full of handmade with Love heirlooms. He was also one of the original Computer Gamers. He was fascinated with the technology and loved to tinker with the system as much as play the games. From: PAC Man and PONG To: Tiger woods Golf. And a hole in one We were blessed with my fathers photography skills and have a lifetime of memories in the family albums. From: The homemade darkroom on Wall street To: A digital camera in his top pocket Daddy also had a love for food and entertainment. Family nights out were common. From: Dominick’s, Latitude 20, Shakey’s (with a bicycle built for two) and Apollo’s with Pastrami dipped and extra mustard. To: Dinners at Aunt Linda’s and Grandma and Grandpa’s with the family My father was a devout sportsman From: Coach Father for me and Mark. “Just keep your eye on the ball”, he’d say. To: Coach Nettleton, Nina Kelly, Normandale Park and Rigby’s with Grandma and Grandpa Bradley From: An almost perfect Bowling game To: 3 of 5 fingers. He’s been described as a cat with nine lives. Or as he said “Just Blessed” From :911 Motorcycle down in Gardena To “Your Lung Cancer is gone , Thank you Jesus” My father was a true caretaker for his family. And he showed it in many ways. He never seemed to tire of caring and helping. From: Caretaker of his Lover and Friend, my mother To: His prayers for us all to stay close to God. Most of All. My Father loved the Lord and wasn’t afraid to tell others of the miracles that he received. Daddy- Your Linage will continue thru your children and grandchildren. Give a kiss to Mark for me and tell God I’m trying… Jon Nettleton

  4. Grandpa my Grandpa I love you so much. You asked me why I loved you so much but I think anyone that knows you knows why. I was kind of an adopted granddaughter of yours but no matter what you were always my grandpa and Zoey and Aavrie great- grandpa. I love you and will miss you dearly. I am glad you are at peace and you finally caught a breath of fresh air. I Love You Kelly

  5. My brother, Who is my brother? The answer is simple…. Ray Ray and I were very close. He was my big brother! We played together, checkers, chess, pinnacle, cribbage, hearts, and spades. He was my big brother! We played Kick the Can, Hide and Seek, Tag, Follow the Leader, Softball. He was my big brother! Once while playing follow the leader. I was the leader, and decided to climb a trellis with Ray right behind me, the trellis shook and I fell, and broke my arm. He was my big brother! We shined shoes, delivered pamphlets, caddied, collected coke bottles and set pins in the bowling alley for spending money. He was my big brother! He had a paper route, and I would help fold and deliver papers. He was my big brother! We went to Saturday matinees and saw movies together. He was my big brother! We fought at the dinner table, to see who would get the last drumstick, or the last spoonful of potatoes. He was my big brother! We sat around and had many discussions, about almost everything … life, …sports, …God. He was my big brother! We skipped Sunday school together so he could see his girlfriend Joanie. He was my big brother! Never was there a friend so dear to me than Ray. He was my big brother! He is now with Jesus. He was and always will be my big brother! From your little brother, Paul

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