On March 27, 2017, Raymond G. Ellison entered the kingdom of Heaven. He was born in Monroe on Aug. 4, 1937, to Glen and Fannie (Hensley) Ellison.
Raymond retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of excellent and honorable service. On June 28, 1985, he married the love of his life, Diana Joy Kloosterman. For the past 11 years they lived in Peoria, Arizona.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gary. He is survived by his wife, Diana; children, Roberta (Jay) Haynes, Martin (Kristen King), Raymond II (Tammy), and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 10 a.m., with a funeral service at 11 a.m., located at Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301. A committal service will follow at 12:30 p.m., located at Veteran's National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
Please visit www.chapelofthechimesmortuary.com to leave a tribute to Raymond and his family.
Published on April 4, 2017