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Ray Stockwell

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Grass Valley for Ray R. Stockwell.

Mr. Stockwell died Saturday, Jan. 25 at a local medical facility. He was 95.

He was born Oct. 29, 1907, in Tyrone, La., and attended schools in China, Texas. As a young man he started his career working for Western Union, stringing wire from Texas to California and areas in between. During World War II, he was a maintenance engineer for National Aircraft in Los Angeles. He ended his working career with Peacock Engineering, where he was a maintenance supervisor for 30 years. He had been a resident of Grass Valley since 1973.

He is survived by grandson, Richard Beadles of Grass Valley; great grandsons Duane and Daryle Beadles of San Mateo; son-in-law, R. H. Beadles of Grass Valley; and granddaughter-in-law, Eileen Beadles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; wife, Bessie V. (Beil) Stockwell; and daughter, Bobbie M. Beadles.

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