Feb. 28, 1938 – Dec. 26, 2017
On December 26, 2017 Ray passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side.
Ray was born in Poplar, Montana on February 28, 1938 to Orris and Selena Bergh. He was the fourth born of 10 children.
Ray had many hobbies that kept him busy. He loved to fish, hunt, bowl, and metal detect, but was best known for his stellar golf game. Ray was on that course to win. He took the game very serious and would often tell his golfing companions that “They were not there to have fun!” Of course we all thought that was hilarious and it gave us a good laugh.
Ray loved his grandsons more than life. He was always there for them no matter what they needed, and reveled in making sure they were taken care of whether it be continually picking them up for a ride to the bus stop, (which was about 400 yards away), with a warm car and hot tea, to hanging out with them when they were sick, carting them to the museum at Hill Air Force Base, or take them fishing at the local fishing hole-Ray loved spending time with the boys when his health allowed him to.
Raymond adored his daughter and she adored him. He was the best father a girl could ask for and she was definitely a Daddy’s girl. He took care of her until his last breath, and she loved him with all her heart.
Ray was married for over 52 years to the most kind, patient, tolerant, and loyal woman who loved him with her heart and soul.
He was one of the hardest workers out there, starting work early in life to help support his large family of brothers and sisters. He worked in the oil field for over 50 years partnering with his brother Les, they owned Fluids Control, Inc. in Evanston, Wyoming. Later moving to Morgan, Utah where they owned and ran Round Valley Golf Course. Ray put in endless hours, often working from dawn til dusk, making sure everything was just right.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Orris and Selena Bergh. We’re sure he’s up there making the deal of the century with his brother Les, while his brother Orris is overseeing all transactions, and his sister Doris is meanwhile cracking jokes as usual.
Ray is survived by his wife Kathy; his daughter, Barbi (Eric) Blonquist; son, Don (Julie) Bergh; six grandsons including Gunnar Caswell, Brody Caswell, McCrae Blonquist, David Bergh, Matt Bergh, and Alex Bergh; sisters, Joy (Robin) Neihardt, Jan (Geo) Truppi, Audrey (Delbert) Lutz; brothers, Jim (Bonnie) Bergh, Larry (Pat) Bergh, and Joe Bergh.
A memorial luncheon will be held in Ray’s honor celebrating his life and his birthday in February.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to Mindy Bergh for her countless hours of card playing with a Ray, Dennis Shisler for coming to visit Ray religiously, and helping whenever we needed it. Also, Family Tree Assisted Living for your kindness and compassion while taking care of Dad.
Condolences can be sent to the family at walker-mortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Lung Association.