Raymond George Deering

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RAYMOND GEORGE DEERING
June 24, 1933 ˜ December 31, 2018

Raymond George Deering was born in Portland, Oregon on June 24, 1933 to Molly (Gerlock) and Henry Deering. Ray graduated from Gresham High School in 1952 where he was known as “Prince Charming”.
After high school Ray was drafted into the Army where he served 5 years in Germany and is a Korean War Veteran.
Following his Army service Ray returned home to Portland, Oregon where he began his career in banking. While Ray worked at several banks in Oregon and Washington, he retired from 1st Independent Bank in 1999 where he had worked for 26 years. Through his work at the bank Ray was well known throughout the Vancouver community and was a member of the Vancouver Liar’s Club.
He was passionate about his Family,
Recycling and Gardening.
Ray is survived by his sons - Ed, Bob and Tom; granddaughters - Heather and Holly; great-grandchildren - Nicholas, Leynah and Raelynn; sister, Darlene; brother, Ron; and his girlfriend, Kay Christian.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Molly and Henry; sister, Diane; and his brother, Rich.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Chapel. There will be a reception following the Service. Please join us in celebrating Ray’s life. Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684.
Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits

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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 13, 2019
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