W. Ray Beasley

Dec. 12, 1955 — June 30, 2019

From Richland, WABorn in Toppenish, WA

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W. Ray Beasley

W. Ray Beasley, 63, of Richland, WA, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and friends at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

J.C. and Lillie Mae Beasley brought home twins born on December 12, 1955, in Toppenish, WA, a daughter named Faye and a son named Ray.

Ray attended public schools in Toppenish and graduated from Toppenish High in 1975. During High School he participated in football and wrestling. Ray’s current position was Radiological Firstline Supervisor at CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company.

One of his favorite pastimes was antiquing and continually working on his beautiful Disney Christmas Village. Also, the annual Thanksgiving trip to Portland was a perfect time for Christmas shopping for him and wife Brenda. During football season Ray would always keep tabs on his favorite team the Dallas Cowboys, but to keep peace in the household he supported the Seattle Seahawks, because a happy wife is a happy life.

Ray is survived by his loving wife Brenda; Daughter, Chelsea Smith-Beasley, Granddaughter, Arianna (Richland, WA), Sister, Annette Roach (Richland, WA); Brothers, John Beasley (Ellensburg, WA); Michael Beasley (Watford City, ND); Nephews, Henry Roach (Jenny) (Redding, CA); Great-nephews, Jordan Roach (Britney), Bryson Roach (Chico, CA); Justin Roach (Las Vegas, NV); Hendrix Roach (Redding, CA); and Niece,          Dr. Cortney Beasley (Oakland, CA).

Extended Family Children: Christina (Tracy) Richland, WA; Natasha (Sean) Kennewick, WA; Bryon (Ann) Richland, WA; 14 Grandchildren, and 3 Great-Grandchildren. Ray had a special bond with Granddaughter Caitlyn Rettig. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the medical team at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland for their excellent care; also, the management and employees of CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company for their kindness, compassion and unconditional support for Ray and his family during this sad time. A special thank you to Ray’s good friend Dusty Butcher.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister Faye, nephew Jeffrey Allen Roach and mother-in-law Margaret Chapin-Benson.

Ray was loving, caring and kind; he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers.

Services will be Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Sunset Memorial Gardens Event Center with Graveside internment to follow. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Sunset Memorial Gardens Event Center, 915 By-Pass Hwy, Richland, WA.

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W. Ray Beasley

  • Good bye Ray. I hope you are in peace wherever you are.

    Glenn and Linda Garman
    July 12, 2019
    Richland, Washington
  • I will always remember the good times hanging out with ray playing basketball back in the day. Rest In Peace Ray!

    Jacob garman
    July 12, 2019
    Port angeles
  • You will be greatly missed. Never have I had such a good kind hearted friend. You always welcomed me with open arms and a huge smile. You will always be in my heart. Until we meet again my friend.

    Lena Fullerton
    July 12, 2019
  • I met Ray in 2005 and we quickly became friends. I will never forget you my brother.

    July 11, 2019
  • You will be missed. Ray. You made it easy to work for you and you were a great boss. Loved your humor. You will be missed. I am sorry for your familys loss.

    Cheri Ellingsworth
    July 10, 2019
    West Richland Washington
  • Brenda, We are thinking of you and your family. Sending heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Joan and Mike

    Joan & Mike
    July 10, 2019
  • I had the pleasure to work with Ray during our time at WCH. Ray was one of the most pleasant, caring individuals and mentors that I have had. As a RadCon Supervisor, he was also, willing to explain and educate those of us who were not in the field. My thought and prayers to go out Ray's family and friends. The world and heavens gained a great angel.

    Traci Snyder
    July 10, 2019
  • Although it had been many years since we had seen Ray around we always valued his friendship. We knew through work at Hanford. My husband Roy and Ray were the Miami Vice of WESF, a more handsome pair of friends there never was! It is heartbreaking that our friend was taken much too soon. Rest in peace sweet man. Our hearts go out to his family.

    Roy & Lisa Ingram
    July 9, 2019
  • I moved into my house at Sell Lane in Richland 15 years ago. I had 3 yds of rock dropped off for landscaping. As I started moving the rock Ray showed up with a wheel barrel and shovel. He stayed until the last rock was placed. Ray did not live next door, but down the street and around the cornor. We became god freinds and I was taught a lesson that day that I try to live by every day. Thank you Ray. RSIP my friend.

    Jeff Badziong
    July 9, 2019
    Richland Wa
  • Ray was a big part of my life at Hanford and I will miss him dearly we spent many nights together in the 300 areas and at ERDF as well as ATG. He supported me through some difficult times in my life and his laugh was the greatest. I will always remember him as Hard K Ray!! Love you buddy. RIP

    Geoff Hayes
    July 9, 2019
  • Ray, my husband and I are still processing your passing. You had a way of brightening the day with your laugh and your smile. We both enjoyed working with you and you will be missed. Our hearts and prayers are with Brenda and your family.

    John and Mischelle
    July 9, 2019
    Kennewick, Wa
  • Ray was my cousin. He always had a good attitude about life even when times were tough. Ray will be missed. We are praying for the family and friends as they work this time of sorrow. We pray that the good Lord will give them peace and strength, knowing that He is always with them.

    Shirley & Rick Stutheit
    July 9, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • I've known the Beasley family over 55 years. Ray exemplified the teachings and expectations of his parents. I will always remember him as a kind and sensitive person. He took care of those he loved. He worked constantly to provide comfort for himself and family. Ray was a very generous gift giver showing appreciation to those who extended kindness and support to him. To all the siblings and family I convey comfort as we are forced to accept Ray's soul has found its peace with his twin and loved ones who have been waiting. We have visual and mental memories of his life lived and its influence on ours. I am grateful we remained friends for all these years.

    Stephen T. Busby
    July 9, 2019
    Yakima WA
  • Ray you left too soon. You won't be forgotten. I can still hear your laugh. Ray be sure to look Rick up. He really liked you too. Brenda and family may the Lord give you that peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Vesta Slater
    July 9, 2019
  • I had the privilege of knowing Ray for 19+ years, and work with him for three of those years. Ray had a contagious smile and laugh. When Ray wanted to talk to me, he would say "walk with me!" I would call him, 2K Cadillac Ray. Ray was the best friend that I had ever had. Ray is loved by, and will be missed by many. Welcome home Ray. Our prayers go out to his wife Brenda, and the rest of the Beasley Family. We love you Ray. More! Dusty and Patty Butcher

    Dusty Butcher
    July 9, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • Ray I will miss you my friend. We shared some good memories at my first house in 1992.. we loved your laugh and smile my friend. We love you much. Manuel Sabrina and ALyssia Esparza.

    Manuel ESparza
    July 5, 2019
    Pasco Washington
  • Rest in peace! My Friend!

    Steve Lamebull
    July 4, 2019
  • So sad to hear about the passing of Ray. He was a really sweet guy that I have good memories of in high school and in our neighborhood. Rest in peace Ray.

    Ruth LameBull-Haldeman
    July 4, 2019
  • My Deae sweet friend my heart is broken hearing this news. Fly high sweet friend you will be missed by all who knew you. Love,Karen

    Karen Achtenberg
    July 4, 2019
  • You left us too soon Ray Beasley, however God may have had a better plan for you! I will miss you dearly! Rest in Peace! Love, Alicia

    July 3, 2019
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you all.

    Loren English
    July 3, 2019
    Kennewick WA
  • RIP Ray, you meant the world to me. I have so much respect for you. You are my Best Friend and I will miss you. I Love You Buddy 🙏💖😪

    Jim and Kathy Whitescarver
    July 3, 2019
    Iron Creek Campground, WA
  • Dad you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

    July 3, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • To the Beasley family, we never lose the people we love, not even to death. For they are imprinted in our memories. Rest in peace Ray aka Papa Ray. Paula, Chelsea and Arianna

    Paula Smith
    July 3, 2019
    Richland, WA

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