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Raymond E. Shelmire of Centennial, Colorado
B. June 12, 1928
D. September 16, 2020

Raymond “Ray” Shelmire was born in Abington Township Pennsylvania. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was deployed onboard the U.S.S. Willard Keith. As a Gunners Mate, Ray gathered valuable experiences which he carried with him throughout his life. After leaving the Navy, Ray married Lois Jean Saylor and went to work for Rocketdyne in CA. He later had a long career in executive leadership with Johns Manville. He lived in NJ, PA, CA, OH and CO. After retirement, Ray moved to AZ and then returned to CO.

Ray graduated from Roselle Park High School and also held a Master’s Degree from University of Southern Indiana.
Ray is predeceased by his wife Lois Jean Shelmire, daughters Debra and Cynthia, and son Gary. He is survived by son Paul and daughter in-law Angela, son Jeff and daughter in-law Sarah, son-in-law James Jacobs and partner Helen “Jimi” Halstead. Additionally, Ray is survived by his ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Raymond will forever be known for his devotion to family, his love of golf and his generosity and wisdom.

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