It is with great sorrow that Raymond, “Uncle Ray,” passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the young age of 80.
He was a true Santa Barbara Native, and 1st generation from immigrant parents who came to the US looking for a better life. He spent his childhood living with his family on Vine Ave. and graduated from SBHS in 1956, then joined the Navy Reserves. Shortly after being discharged he started a career with GTE which lasted over a period of 25 years. After retiring from the phone company he started a business called RM Refinishing.
His passions in life were hunting and fishing with his sons and nephews. He also enjoyed playing horse shoes and was part of the Chicken Georges Gang at Oak Park. Throughout his life he bowled on several leagues, could cut a rug with his dance moves, loved to cook and BBQ while enjoying a beer or two.
He enjoyed life and always greeted you with a smile.
He is survived by 4 children, Jennifer Coffman, Raymond Paul, Jason Paul and Christopher Paul Munoz. Along with 4 grandchildren, Daniel Gonzales, Caiden and Lana Coffman and Kayla Munoz.
Please join us as we celebrate his colorful life on June 4th, 2pm at the Eagle Lodge, 923 Bath St. Santa Barbara.
In lieu of flowers we asking that donations be made to Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care at Vnhcsb.org.