Raymond Hugh Yungkans, 75, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Linda Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland, Ore. He was born February 16, 1938, to Theodore and Gladys Yungkans in Detroit, Mich. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Norma Jean Thomas on October 26, 1961 in Los Angeles, Calif. They moved to Talent, Ore., in 1976, and then to Myrtle Creek, Ore., in 1995.
Ray was trained as a stair builder and worked at Taylor Millworks in Los Angeles for over 20 years until he and Norma moved to Oregon in 1976. He worked at Ashland Glass and Millwork until 1981 and then opened his own business, Rite-Way Stair Co. in Medford, Ore. He sold the business and retired in 1995. After retirement, he enjoyed watching old westerns, playing golf, and going camping and fishing at Lemolo Lake.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Norma; daughters, Christinea (Gary) Galligan of Talent, Ore, and Rebecca Shahan of Bakersfield, Calif.; son, Daniel, of Texas; brothers, Ted, Don, Ken and Bruce; sister, Phyllis; five grandchildren; and six great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents.
At Ray's request, no service is planned. The family would like to thank Linda Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their care and support of Ray and his family. Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Southern Oregon, 2910 Table Rock Rd., Medford, OR 97501.