Raymond Arthur Casteel of Hermiston was born October 7, 1938 in Pendleton, Oregon. He passed away in Hermiston on July 11, 2021 at the age of 82.
First and foremost Ray was an amazing father, a visionary and craftsman. He could see it in his mind and then just build it and as usual everything came out beautiful. He was a truck driver for many years. He was also a big time practical joker and no joke was off limits. He loved making his friends and family laugh.
Ray enjoyed fishing, listening to 60's country music, his family, spending time with his friends, Ben, Larry and Judy who’s friendship has lasted over the last fifty years. He loved all animals and always dreamed of having a pet raccoon.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Evelyn Casteel.
He is survived by a brother, Jim Casteel; two sisters, Mary Casteel and Ruth Casteel; two daughters, Lorrie Sandoval and Patty Hackler; nine grandchildren, Pete Casteel, Ray Casteel, Robert Casteel, Josh Davis, Brandie Casteel, T.J. Sandoval, Nichole Stratton, Melissa McAllister
and Angelica Romero; and eleven beautiful great grandchildren.
A private family service will be held. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
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