Obituary published Feb. 13, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
Raymond L. Stone passed away on February 10, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born on November 17, 1925 near Centralia, MO to the late Rufus and Effie Stone. Raymond served with the United States Army during WWII and received a Purple Heart for his injuries sustained during the Battle of the Bulge. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Carole, two sons Greg (Kathy) & Kevin (Beth), brother Richard, five grandsons Shawn, Chris (Melissa), Nick, Scott (Hope) & Steven and two great grandsons on the way, Connor & Preston. In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by a sister Louise. Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 6-8PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ. Burial with full military honors will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:30AM at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or 100 Club of Arizona, 5033 N 19th Ave # 123 Phoenix, AZ 85015.