Raymond Earl Dice
August 23, 1940-July 24, 2022
Raymond passed away early Sunday morning, July 24, 2022 at home, one month shy of his 82 birthday. He was born at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California the eldest son of Eloise and Walter Dice.
He spent his youth in Oakland and San Leandro where he met his best and lifelong friend Dennis Mele. Joining the Army upon graduation he served in Korea and Arizona as a MP. After the Army, he joined the California Highway Patrol, a job he loved. He was forced to give it up when he suffered a heart attack in 1969. He moved to Humboldt County in 1972 to attend HSU after which he devoted the remainder of his career to helping differently abled adults at Redwoods United and HCAR. He retired in 2002 and spent the rest of his time here enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Raymond is survived by his wife Jane and their blended family of Linnea Hunsucker, Andrea Parsons, and Brian Bowman. Between them they shared 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Carl and Michael and several nieces and nephews. He was the heart of our family, and we miss him.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eloise, father, Walter and brother, Stanley. At Raymond’s request there be no service. Family will gather later to celebrate his life. We ask you to put on a Hawaiian shirt, get a cup of coffee, and watch an episode of Star Trek TNG in his honor.
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