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November 24, 1936 - April 4, 2021 - Richard (Dick) Calvin Rayley passed away peacefully at home with family on April 4, 2021.

USER SUBMITTED - Richard RayleyRichard (Dick) Calvin Rayley passed away peacefully at home with family on April 4, 2021. Dick was born November 24, 1936 in Portland, Oregon to Vern and Frances Rayley, growing up with his sisters -- Roberta and Linda.

Dick attended Canby High School after the family moved to a nearby farm at the end of World War II. He actively participated in sports--football, basketball and baseball, where upon graduating Dick received "Best Athlete - Class of 1954." The following year, he started at Portland State University and played Varsity Baseball, and JVC Basketball. Uncertain of his major, Dick left college to join the Air Force with two friends in 1956.

He returned to Oregon after serving three years in Germany and enrolled in the Business School at the University of Oregon. Upon graduating, Dick went into the Management Trainee program with the Southern Pacific Railroad in their San Francisco region.

Throughout his distinguished 37-year career with the railroad, Dick was appointed to numerous executive positions including: Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Auto Markets, AVP of Southwest Regional Sales, and Managing Director of Sales Operations before his retirement in December of 1999.

Dick's career took him to Houston where he spent 25 years and met his first wife, Joyceea, in 1972 helping to raise her daughters--Carmen and Ulanda--as his own. Joyceea passed away in 2002 from cancer.

Dick returned to Oregon in 2004 after the loss of Joyceea to cancer in 2002 and became reacquainted with a grade school / high school classmate who had recently lost her husband, Myrna. This re-acquaintance quickly blossomed into a romance and Dick and Myrna were married in February 2005. Together, they traveled to over 47 countries throughout the world and through nearly all the United States creating much cherished memories and adventures.

Dick is survived by his two daughters Carmen and Ulanda, his two sisters Roberta Chamberlin and Linda Finch, and four grandchildren, three grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. And, by his long-time schoolmate and companion, Myrna Bekebrede.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or the charity of their choice.

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