Royal Henry Raymond Jr.

Royal Raymond Jr
Date Of Birth: 04/24/1935
Date of Death: 06/26/2022

Born to Royal Henry Raymond, Sr. (passed 1/6/1989) and Reva C. (Thompson)Raymond (passed 2/12/1998). His brother Calvin passed 10/29/03 and sister Elaine Fischer passed 3/3/2009. Royal was a native Oregonian raised in North Plains, Hillsboro and Aloha area. He attended Hillsboro High School.

Royal enlisted in the USAF on 4/28/1952 and was honorably discharged in June of 1960. He was assigned to the B-36 Wing: Flight Engineer and draftsman, 93rd Bomb Wing (part of the Strategic Air Command). He served in Guam during the Korean War.

He married Ada McCammon in June 1955 and they divorced in 1972. They had two children, Brenda Galeano of Beaverton, Or and Brad Raymond of Gaston, Or.

On February 16,1980 he married Helen (Gaunt/Thompson) Raymond at the Old Scotch Church in Hillsboro and just celebrated their 42nd anniversary in February 2022.

Royal had 5 grandchildren: Jennifer Mocco/Andrew of Aloha, Tabatha Walker/Travis of Gaston, Jessica Clough of Beaverton and Michael Galeano of Aloha. He also had five great grand children: Dominic, Sadie, Addie, Austin and Jade as well as a number of nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Royal worked for the City of Portland Water Bureau from August 1963 to August 1972 and Z Tech Engineers from August 1972 to February 2008 as a land surveyor and inspector, as well as selling real estate for a short time in the 1980’s.

He was a member of the American Legion, Aloha Post 104 for 45 years and was Post Commander in 1983-84 as well as holding many other offices in the post.

Royal had lots of hobbies, enjoyed spending any kind of time with friends and family and loved telling stories about “The Olden Days”. He was an avid reader, sometimes reading two or three books at a time. Royal loved road trips and and stopping at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for an ice cream cone with Debbie and Dave, playing games on the computer and going fishing whenever he was able to. His niece Judy Tuerck took him on an Alaskan cruise and treated him to a chartered fishing trip in Juneau; he was excited that he actually caught 5 salmon. He also liked making hanging flower baskets, golfing, wine tasting and when younger, racing his sail boat. He also liked making all kinds of stuff, and enjoyed woodworking so much that he decided to make the large “American Legion Emblem” hanging in the Post. He used the tiny American Legion Pin as a pattern and it came out really well. He made a total of 5 emblems which are now displayed at Legion Posts in Oregon. Royal also liked cooking, especially making fudge; he’d start making fudge on Thanksgiving (when Helen was trying to cook the turkey).

Royal really enjoyed life and could just about do anything he attempted to, right up until the end.

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  1. Brooks Ann Lange says:

    You always said “I’ve had a butt full of this place” and now we know you meant it. Really going to miss you and those eyebrows! No more raking leaves for you! Take care good friend and wait for us.

    Brooks Ann & Rich

  2. Tom Kermen says:

    Wonderful obituary and memorial to Royal. The last sentence says it all. Like the comment by Brooks Ann who helped by ranking the leaves when you both were gone. I know the birds enjoyed stopping by looking for worms. A rare breed not seen often in Aloha.
    I always had fun on the monthly camping trips with the Aloha Camping Club and being able to sample Royal’s breakfasts or staying up all night at the campfire until the sun came up. Many memories of fun. “Catching fish” at the grocery store to show the fish we caught when we returned to camp. I can still taste Royal’s fudge.

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