Obituary: Ray Schulz
Valentine’s Day of 1925, Raymond Melvin Schulz was born to John Robert and Helen Marie Schulz in their home on Division Street. Ray was the youngest of five children, and had an extensive extended family with deep roots in Carson City. In 1946, he married Irene Elizabeth Schlapkohl, moved up the street and started his own family.
By profession, Ray was a concrete man, and started his own business w here he worked for 50 plus years. During the course of his career, he met and made many friends in the community. Ray enjoyed working in the outdoors, and especially tending cattle on the family ranch. He also enjoyed hunting deer and waterfowl.
On June 8, 2009 Ray died in the house he built. He was surrounded by his family and loving wife of 62 years.
Preceded in death by his sisters Josephine, Alice, and brother Robert; Ray is survived by his wife Irene; children Julie, John, Jeff, and Tammi Schulz; grandchildren Telsche Saunders, Rhiannon and Shilo Richards, and Jessica Schulz; great-grandchild Britney Richards; eldest sister Helen Gifford and numerous extended family members.
There will be a memorial service for Ray Schulz at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley. A reception will follow where we will share fond memories and stories.