Thomas Raynard Powell

thomas powell
Thomas "Ray" Raynard Powell, a 59 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Torrance. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Thomas was 76 when he died. Thomas was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Ray was a 1955 Graduate of Westchester High School and worked as a Machinist in the Aerospace Industry until his retirement in 1999. Ray loved to travel and camp with family and friends. He was also an avid Square Dancer with his late wife Deeda. He is survived by his sister Doreen (Dave) Shaw; his three children: Lee (Shirin), Tom, Ellen (Clay); eight grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and one brother-in-law Darel. Ray was preceded in death by his parents Fredrick and Laura Powell; one brother Dennis; one son Ted; and his wife Kaerida (Deeda) (Knudsen) Powell. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Saint Jude's Children's Research 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 25th from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 PM at the Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel in Redondo Beach.

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  1. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Although, remembering those times might be painful at first. In time, these memories may help you to heal rather than cause you to hurt. Realizing, that no matter how much we love another person, we cannot control his or her life, nor can we prevent “time and unforeseen occurrence” from befalling those we love ~ Ecclesiastes 9:11.

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  2. Tommy, I am so sorry I couldn’t be there. I was really looking forward to seeing Ray in June. Will miss talking to him on the phone. We had such a great time in Hawaii. Love to you all

    Jackie B

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