Ray L. Porteous

Raymond (Ray) Larry Porteous, 82, passed away on Oct. 26, 2019 with his beloved wife Judy by his side. He was born July 8, 1937 in San Andreas, one of 10 children born to Newman and Thelma Porteous.

Ray met Judy while attending Galt High football games, and they were married for 34 years. They enjoyed traveling the world and taking RV trips across the country and Mexico. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ray worked for AT&T for 25 years and retired in 1989. In “retirement”, he got his contractor’s license and started “Ray’s Handyman Service” in Copperopolis.  He could fix anything and was lovingly known as “The Amazing Ray”.

Ray is survived by the love of his life, Judith; sister, Tamara Cohodes; five children: Harold Porteous, Deborah Porteous, Larry (Tracy) Porteous, Chris (Kelly) Jacobson, Karen (Manuel) Valencia; eight grandchildren, Cameron Toste, Samantha (Michael) Lewis, Devon Porteous, Regan Porteous, Matthew Jacobson-Redding, Xander Porteous, Charlie Jacobson, Shea Jacobson; and two great grandchildren, Juliana Lewis and Titus Lewis.

Preceding Ray in death were his parents, Newman Steel Porteous and Thelma Violet Havens; four brothers, three sisters and two children, Raina Porteous and Robert Porteous.

Viewing will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 1-8 p.m. at Cherokee Memorial Vineyard Chapel, 14165 N. Beckman Road in Lodi.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. at Cherokee Memorial Vineyard Chapel, 14165 N. Beckman Road in Lodi.

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