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July 9, 1948 — April 10, 2018

Raymond E. Welsh, 69, died April 10, 2018, at Hopewell House, in Portland.

He was born July 9, 1948, in Modesto, Calif., to Loren and Arlene Welsh. He married Rhonda Modin on June 19, 1976. In 1984 he moved his family to the Longview area where his wife was from.

Raymond’s faith in Christ as savior was most important to him. He was a dedicated family man who was devoted to his children. He built a small home repair business, and enjoyed having a garden and his flock of chickens.

He is survived by his mother in California; his wife in Woodland; two daughters, Cassaundra Pivarnik in Maryland; and Sarah Fanelli (Ambrogino) of Woodland; a son, Raymond Welsh II (Ruth) of Woodland; and seven grandchildren.

His father and a brother preceded him in death.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Community Church, 1311 Lewis River Road, in Woodland.

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