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Robert Raynor
Graveside services were held Saturday at Lakewood Memorial Park for Robert Edgar Raynor, 93, of Hughson. He died Oct. 6, 2011, surrounded by family.

Born Sept. 22, 1918 in Modesto to Edgar and Aseneth Raynor, Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a technical sergeant in the 7th Infantry Division. He served in the Army five years, he started farming peaches, walnuts, and almonds in Hughson where he spent his life. Robert enjoyed traveling, political debate, and ballroom dancing. He was a cannery representative with local farmers in his 80s. Since the 1950s, he and his brother were regulars at Hamilton's Cafe in Hughson where they discussed life, farming, and the politics.

He leaves behind his children, Douglas F. Raynor of Sebastopol, Dianne Raynor of Santa Maria, and Gary R. Raynor of Hughson; his brother, Quentin Raynor of Hughson; his five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his companion, Dorothy Crismon of Modesto. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Eloise Raynor, sister Ruth Stockley and companion Margaret Tashjian.

Remembrances may be sent to the Community Hospice, Inc. at 578-6300.

-Ceres Courier/ October 19, 2011