Obituary Record

Thomas (Captain Air Force) Ray
Died on 5/15/1983
Buried in Herman Cemetery

Pilot Tribune 3 March 1980

Thomas Ray Now Stationed In California

First Lieutenant Thomas D. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hurley G. Ray of Rural Herman, has received a regular commission in the U.S. Air Force.

Lieutenant Ray, who previously held a reserve commission as a ROTC graduate, was named for regular status on the basis of educational background and outstanding duty performance as an Air Force officer.

The lieutenant is assigned at Los Angeles Air Force Station, Segundo, California, as an Aide-De-Camp to Lieutenant General Richard C. Henry.

A 1971 graduate of Tekamah-Herman High School, the Lieutenant earned a bachelor’s degree in 1975 and a master’s degree in 1976 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Enterprise 19 May 1983

Thomas Ray Is Killed In Accident

Captain Thomas Dean Ray of Herman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hurley G. Ray, was killed May 15, 1983, outside Los Angeles, California, in a scuba diving accident.

Captain Ray had been stationed at the Los Angeles Air Force Space Division since 1979.

Note: Born 18 March 1953; died 15 May 1983; Buried in Herman Cemetery. Find a Grave # 58612337. Parents: Hurley Gene Ray (1926 - 2012); Margaret Elaine Effken Ray (1931 - 2006)

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 5/19/1983