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    Raymond Givan, 1937-2019

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    Raymond Givan

    Raymond Givan left this earth on July 4, 2019 A.D. to join his Heavenly Father at his final destination.

    Ray was born Feb. 1, 1937 in Wichita, Kansas to Lawrence Raymond and Velma Mae Alexander Givan. Ray grew up and graduated high school in Wichita. In August of 1956 he was drafted into the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years. After his time in the service, Ray got a job working for the U.S. Postal Service where he worked until he retired. He came to Moab to be with his daughter after retirement.

    He is survived by his daughter, Terri Nixon (Tom – aka his favorite son-in-law); granddaughters Christina Calhoun (Erik) and Ali Johnson (Amber); five great-grandchildren, Lukas, Nathaniel, Taylyn, Hannah and Kale; and his nephew, Lyle Givan. He was loved dearly and will be missed terribly.

    A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. July, 9 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. A rosary service was held July 8. Burial took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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