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Raymond Horine - June 10, 2007


Raymond Horine was born on Oct. 19, 1934 at Blue Springs, Ill. He was the oldest of five children born to Herschel and Josephine Richardson Horine.
The family moved to Cassville, Mo. when Ray was a young boy. He attended school in Cassville, graduating in 1951. Ray worked for his father for a couple of years before joining the United States Air Force in 1953.
Ray was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver when he met Rita Makinster. They were married on June 9, 1958 at Miami, Okla.
After his discharge in 1959, Ray and Rita moved to Grant, Neb. where they lived for two years. At that time he worked for TRW in Ogallala, Neb.
Ray was always involved with the Boy Scouts and was part of the Order of the Arrow while growing up. He served as the scoutmaster in Grant while they lived there.
In 1963, the family moved to Overton, Neb. where Ray worked for the Plectron Co. for seven years. He then worked for the Honeywell Computer division and lived in Grand Island, Neb. for the next seven years. Honeywell transferred Ray to Omaha where he worked another 13 years for the company.
Ray established his own insurance agency and represented Farmers Agency for 26 years.
Ray was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2005 and after a courageous two-year battle, Ray died at his home on June 10, 2007. He had reached the age of 72.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a brother, Richard, and a sister, Mary Jean.
He is survived by his wife, Rita of Omaha; four sons, Greg and wife Setsuko; Russell, Patrick and wife Karen, and Monty; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, James, Nicholas, Samuel and Desirae; two sisters, Susan and husband Barry Brattlin and Judy and husband Waldy Moseman; in-laws from Rita’s side, Jacque and Barton Kreider and Terryl and Suzanne Makinster; other relatives and friends.
Committal of Ray’s cremains will be on June 5, 10:30 a.m. at the Grant Fairview Cemetery with John Long officiating.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.