Ray Field

December 15, 1933 ~ June 9, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Ray Arvid Field passed away Friday, June 9th at his home in Baker City, Oregon. Ray was born December 15, 1933, in Ogden, Utah, the son of Vernon James and Leona Oleson Field. Early years of his life were spent in Slaterville, and West Point, Utah. He graduated from Davis High and Weber College and spent two years as a missionary in the New England States Mission. He met his wife, Carol Gleason at BYU. They were married on September 20th, 1958, 3 days after Ray returned from being chosen to work with the National Livestock and Meat Board for the summer. Ray and Carol moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he earned his Masters and PhD degrees. Two of their children were born there. Following graduation Ray became a Professor at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Dr. Field spearheaded the University of Wyoming’s efforts in formal meat science teaching, research, and extension. Three more children were born in Laramie. They lived in Laramie except for sabbatical leaves at Michigan State University and NZ Ruakura Research Center. In 2004 they moved to Baker City, Oregon where they ranched. Ray loved inviting others to share in his love of farming. He gave many children their first or only horse ride and enjoyed it at least as much as they did. He was grateful to serve as a full-time missionary in both New England States and later Nairobi Kenya Africa with his eternal companion. They were also Denver Temple workers for 10 years. He served in many positions in the church which refined his Christlike character. He’s remembered as a supportive brother, friend, faithful companion, and valiant servant of the Lord. Ray is survived by his wife, Carol Gleason Field; his brother, Dean Field; 4 children and their spouses, Jim (Crystal)Field, Linda (Nikolaus) Despain, David (Candy) Field, and Michael (Kayleen) Field and 16 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Ray Daniel Field, and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 13th at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel 2625 Hughes Lane in Baker City, Oregon.  A graveside service will be in Laramie Wyoming.

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Funeral Service
June 13, 2023

10:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ (Baker City)

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June 16, 2023

10:00 AM
Greenhill Cemetery
455 North 15th Street
Laramie, WY 82073


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