Robin Roy Raynor passed away at his home in Ocean Shores, Wash., on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was 67. Robin was born in Tacoma, Wash., on Aug. 23, 1946, to Reuben and Irma Raynor. He was raised in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from high school in the Dalles, Ore.
Upon graduation, he worked for the State of Oregon in various park maintenance positions until enlisting in the United States Army in 1970. His army specialty was in the servicing and refueling of various equipment — especially helicopters. He was later assigned to a building maintenance unit. Robin’s army service included tours of duty in both the United States and Germany. In 1983, he retired from the army and returned to Ocean Shores, where he worked as an events coordinator at the Convention Center.
With his parents, Robin traveled widely throughout the United States during his lifetime. These included numerous road trips to visit relatives in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Alaska.
Robin had a special interest in all sports and served as the “expert” for anyone who had a sports-related question. His favorite topics were the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks and local high school activities. Fishing was also one of his favorite pass times — especially catching Silver Salmon in Alaska.
Robin was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his two brothers, John of Wasilla, Alaska, and Richard of Anchorage, Alaska, and his nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by the many friends that enjoyed his friendship and quick wit over the years.
To sign the online book of memories or to light a memorial candle please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary 311 W. Market Street Aberdeen, Wash., 98520.