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7/24/2013 11:30:00 AM
Raymond Slomian

Raymond John Slomian, 73, of Bothell, Wash., formerly of La Salle, passed away July 18, 2013. A memorial service will be Saturday in Bothell, Wash. Burial with full military honors will be Monday at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Wash.

Mr. Slomian was born Jan. 22, 1940, in La Salle, where he lived until joining the U.S. Air Force at age 17. He served 20 years before returning to La Salle in 1977, where he began working for Sundstrand. In 1979 he relocated to their Redmond, Wash., plant. He continued to work as an inventory control manager for the remainder of his working career with Sundstrand and then Paroscientific, both in Redmond. He retired in 1999.

A mischievous youth, Ray “straightened up” after joining the Air Force. He was elected Airman of the Month several times and was well-liked by his superior officers. Throughout his life he was known for his sense of humor and is remembered by all as an honest, hardworking man with an uncanny ability to treat all fairly. In his personal life, he was a devoted and loving husband who delighted in buying little gifts for “his sweetie, Francie.”

Ray is survived by his wife of 18 years, Frances Slomian; two daughters from his first marriage to Betty Slomian, Denise Elliot and Donna Venning, both of Renton, Wash.; and five stepchildren, Annette Cotton of Arlington, Wash., Danny Roa of Bothell, Wash., Roxana Palacios of Bothell, Benny Roa of Kirkland, Wash., and Violet Cole of Lynnwood, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; sisters Florence Kepper of Peru and Elaine Zimmer of La Salle and Virginia Siebert of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one brother, George Slomian of Bothell.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Susie Prybylinski; and a brother, Pat Slomian.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to American Heart Association on the Ray Slomian Memorial Page. “While our hearts miss him, his family takes joy in knowing that Ray is home with his Savior, Jesus Christ.”

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