September 17, 1920 – December 8, 2012
Ray was born in Aberdeen to Hilma (Markkula) and Otto Saarela. He was a graduate of J.M. Weatherwax High School Class of 1938 and a University of Washington graduate.
Ray served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired as Captain.
His brother, Arnold, preceded him in death. Ray is survived by his wife of 64 1/2 years, Vi; son, Bob; daughter, Jan; grandchildren and one great-grandchild.