HUSON — Raymond L. Brayton, 68, of Huson, passed away at his home Oct. 9, 2018. He was born on March 11, 1950, in Columbus to Billie and Gail Brayton. He was the 3rd in the family of four children. The family eventually moved to Missoula. Ray attended and graduated from Willard school. Ray served in the Army in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 with an honorable discharge.
Ray’s first marriage brought two boys, Travis and Mike.
Ray’s career started at T&W Chevrolet as a mechanic where he met his future wife Pam. Ray just celebrated their 33rd anniversary.
In 1986 Ray started working at Missoula County Airport Authority as a heavy equipment mechanic until retirement.
Ray was an avid outdoorsman. In earlier years Ray loved pack trips, mountain fishing and hunting. After retirement Ray especially loved fishing at Holter lake with family and friends.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Gail and sister Bernice. Ray is survived by his wife Pam, sons Travis (Julie), Mike (Amanda), sister Janice, brother Edward, granddaughters Brooklyn, Michelle, Taylor, Tara, great-granddaughters, Allura and Thea, as well as many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Mya.
Many thanks to Partners in Home Care, especially Joe, for their special care. Services will be held Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial, Mullan Road.