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Raymond T. Boore, 94, of Pharr, Texas, formerly of Bedford, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Born Aug. 17, 1923, in Cumberland Valley, he was a son of the late Isaac M. and Edna L. (Felton) Boore.
On July 14, 1943, in Bedford, he married his bride of 72 years, Harriet J. (Clapper) Boore, who survives along with the following family: a daughter, Sheredith Heitzenrater and husband, Jim of Richmond, Texas; a son, Brent Boore and wife, Jan of Aiken, S.C.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was a 1942 graduate of Bedford High School and spent more than 20 years as a retail furniture manager for first Sears and then Montgomery Ward in Cumberland. His vocation then took him to Vienna, W.Va., and finally to Lake Charles, La. Following retirement, he moved to Mission, Texas, where he lived for the last 25 years.
Ray played the trombone in the Bedford HS band and kept his passion for playing in community bands until his nineties. He loved boating and traveling all over the continental U.S. in RVs. He remained active in support of his Methodist Church, including the food bank. He could also be found tending to as many plants and fruit trees as he could reach. Ray and Harriet shared a love of being with and helping others. He remained close to his family roots in the Bedford area and will be deeply missed by his loving family.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Bedford United Methodist Church with Lay Minister Jim Miller officiating.
Arrangements are by Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, Bedford.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ray's name to Mission First United Methodist Church, 1101 Doherty Ave., Mission, TX 78572.
The online guestbook is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.
Published on February 28, 2018
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