RAYMOND FORREST "RAY" HULTMAN ~ Class of 1947
January 18, 1929 - June 17, 2009
Raymond Hultman passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at home. He was in the loving care and presence of his wife, children, and grandchildren. Ray bravely fought cancer for about two years.
Ray was born in North Platte, NB, January 18, 1929 to Oswell "John" and Esther Hultman. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1947, and was one of the original founders of Club Forty. He attended Eastern Washington University at Cheney, WA. Ray served two years in the U.S. Air Force at Elmendorf Airfield, in Anchorage, AK. He married high school sweetheart, Marilyn Wallace ('47), December 1948, and enjoyed 60 wonderful years together. They had two sons and three grandchildren. He instilled in his children how to work hard, play hard, built character, and enjoy life to the fullest. Ray was a quiet man, always worked hard and was a man of his word. He enjoyed golfing, camping, fishing and hunting.
Ray was a lifetime member of the Richland Masonic Temple & Central United Protestant Church. He was also a fifty year member of the IBEW, a long time member of the West Richland Golf Course and a member of the WA State Assoc. of Sports Officials, officiating football & basketball for 27 years.
Ray retired from Battelle (PNNL) July, 1989 as a Facilities Operations Manager. After retiring, Ray and Marilyn spent 10 years traveling in their motor home with friends through 49 states, 7 Canadian Providences and wintering in Yuma, AZ.
Ray is survived by his wife, Marilyn, children: Michael (Linda) Hultman of Batesville, IN, Steve (Sue) Hultman of Pasco, WA, grandchildren: John (Mandy) Hultman, Stacy Hultman, and Jeffrey Hultman.
Ray was preceded in death by his father and mother Oswell and Esther Hultman, sister, Ina Anderson ('50-RIP) and niece, Caroline Redd.
There will be a viewing at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, Monday, June 22, from 6 to 8 pm. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, June 23rd at 2 pm at the Memories at Sunset Center, in the Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA, 99336.