Joseph Raymond Loiselle

Born: Tue., Jan. 28, 1936
Died: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 05, 2019
Location: Rocky Mountain Chapel


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Joseph “Ray” Loiselle, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle passed away peacefully at his home in Florissant, CO at the age of 82 on December 10, 2018.

 

Ray was born on January 28, 1936 in New York City to Charles and Rose Loiselle.  He was the youngest of twelve children having three brothers (Charlie, Lou and Robert) and eight sisters (Millie, Henrie, Norma, Jackie, Georgette, Margaret, Virginia and Theresa).  The family moved to Los Angeles when Ray was 5 years old, so he was almost a native Californian.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 during the Korean Conflict.  He loved his military service and served his country proudly for 8 years. 

 

After his discharge from the Marines, Ray began a career at Lockheed Martin’s “Skunk Works” as a pattern maker, working on prototypes for the defense industry.  Although his dream back then was to become a fire fighter, he enjoyed his years at Lockheed and was employed there for 37 years until his retirement in March of 1999.  Later that year, Ray and his wife moved from Los Angeles to Florissant, Colorado.  His dream was finally realized when he became a volunteer fireman with Florissant Fire and Rescue where he proudly served from 2001-2005.

 

Ray was blessed with three children – two sons, Charles and Raymond who both preceded him in death, and one daughter, Lorraine.  Adding to his legacy are two grandsons of whom he was so very proud – Jason (wife, Angie) and Joseph (wife Kimmy), four great grandchildren – Alexis (23), Alyssa (18), Colin (3), Ava (15 months) and many nieces and nephews.

 

Ray met his wife and love of his life, Jean, in 1987.  They were married on June 30, 1990 and celebrated 28 wonderful years together this past summer.

 

Ray loved the outdoors.  In his younger days, he considered nothing more fun than taking his kids and grandsons camping and waterskiing on Lake Mohave along with his buddies.  Generally, he just enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, reading history books and puttering around outside.

 

A celebration of Ray’s life will be held on January 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Rocky Mountain Chapel, 4240 County Road 1, Cripple Creek, CO.  A luncheon reception is planned immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans or any charity of choice. 

 

 

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Mary McLane
   Posted Sun December 16, 2018
Ray will certainly be missed. He and Jean have been a part of my Holidays and my life for a long time now. When I first saw them together I just knew they fit and that they would end up married. I am happy that he and Jean had so many wonderful years together.

Tom and Becky Daniel
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
Jean and family ,
We are so blessed to have known Ray for 11 years now as one of his former pastor and wife. Ray had a servant heart with Jean and would do anything you asked of him. He loved Colorado and these majestic Rockies in our area. We love calling Ray and Jean our dear friends . Ray grew in his maturity in his Christian walk and we are blessed to have been a small part of seeing that growth.

We loved Ray very much and will always hold him in our memories and our hearts.

He is at peace, whole and rejoicing in heaven and waits for you all to join him.

Blessings in the comforting love of our Savior 1Jesus,
Pastor Tom and Becky Daniel

Jason Loiselle
   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
It has taken me awhile to come to grips with the loss of a man who raised me as if I was his own, my grandfather. He passed peacefully on Monday, December 10th. The earliest memories I have all have to do with him and the trips I would take with him to the lake with his "boys". He was always there whether it was baseball, boy scouts or working on a school project. He taught me everything, from working on cars, fixing things around the house to even peeing like one of the boys ( long story ). The thing he leaves with me most is that a real man is strong and dependable, but also sensitive and able to tell the ones he loves that he does just that. I'm not saying goodbye to him because he's not gone, he's here everyday still because I notice myself doing some of the same things as he did. As long as we never forget he will always be here with all of us.

Jason

Denise Seifried
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
Dear Aunt Jean, Lori, Jason, Joseph, and Family,

We send our deepest condolences on the passing of Ray. He was a big part of our family and will be dearly missed by so many family members and his friends. Ray served his country and his family. I'll always remember all of the fun holidays and summers we were able to spend with Uncle Ray and Aunt Jean at their homes in California and Colorado. Especially memorable was our snowmobile trip in the mountains shortly after their move to the Rockies. Ray kept us all safe and moving in the right direction. We'll miss you Uncle Ray. You will always stay with us in our memories and our hearts.

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