Memorial Service:

11/21/2013 1:30 PM, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver CO, Staging Area B


11/21/2013 Following Service, Golden Corral, 3766 S Santa Fe, Englewood

Raymond Richard Ahls

September 18, 1930
Passed Away:
November 8, 2013

What we leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others!

Raymond Richard Ahls was 83 and he resided in Denver, Colorado at time of death on November 8, 2013.

Thumb_3925_In loving memoryRaymond was born on September 18, 1930 in Herrin Illinois, to Andrew Ahls and Ollie Jane Hunt (Ahls). His father Andrew was a coal miner, and his mother Ollie was a housewife and he grew up in Illinois with his parents and siblings. He entered into active service in 1948 and served as a Corporal in the regular army for three years when he was Honorably Discharged in 1952. During that time he received an Occ Medal for his services in Germany. He met his wife Vesta L Russell (Ahls) in 1952, and married her in 1954. He and Vesta moved to Denver, Colorado in 1954 where he worked for The Gates Rubber Company as a Truck Driver and retired in 1991. He was the all-time jokester, (which has rubbed off on his children), and would love to laugh and love to embarrass anyone that would be unknown to his wiley ways. And he never met a lawn mower he could not fix! He was loved by all that crossed his path, and in return he was
filled with that love, and handed that love right back. He will be missed by body only, because he will always be in our hearts, and in our memories.

LOVE YOU ALWAYS, my Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and always our friend!!

SURVIVED BY WIFE: Vesta Ahls Colorado,
CHILDREN: Lynn Rae Ahls Illinois, Darla Ahls Colorado, and Kenneth Ahls (Michelle) Colorado,
GRANDCHILDREN: Rebecca Guillet (Jason) New Mexico, Danielle Bealer New York, Cody Ahls (Danica) Colorado, Brittany Bealer Colorado, and Sarah Ahls Illinois, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Vivianne and Evan Guillet New Mexico,
SISTERS: Margurite Whitfield Indiana, and Helen Russell Illinois, and Numerous nieces and nephews.

SERVICE: The service will be on Thursday, November 21st, at 1:30 PM at the Fort Logan National Cemetery. We will be meeting at Staging Area B, about 10 minutes before that so that everyone can drive over to the service pavilion together. Enter at the 1st south on Sheridan.

RECEPTION: Following the service the family would like to invite any and all to the Golden Corral for Supper, located at 3677 S. Santa Fe in Englewood.

The Family of Raymond Richard Ahls would like to thank All Veterans for all their assistance. Thank you to the Swedish Hospital on the 4th nurses, doctors, and all others who went above and beyond the expectations in taking care of Raymond and our family. And thank you to ALL for your thoughts, food, and prayers, we will always be grateful!



8 Responses to Raymond Richard Ahls

  1. David Scott says:

    For my friend Ken and family. In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all, and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now belive that you will ever feel better, but this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly beliveing it, will make you less miserable now. I have had experience enough to make this statement.” Abraham Lincoln December 23 1862 This helped me and I hope it helps you my friend

  2. Becky Guillet Grandaughter says:

    My Grandpa was a great man, at some point in my life he morphed into my Pop. I can count on my hands the number of times I saw him cry, but not the number I saw him laugh. He loved quietly but you knew just the same. He scolded loudly but that was just one part of him, most of the time he was quiet and simple and easy. I will miss you Pop. I hear you all the time. When I drive the car and the music is too loud, when I make my coffee in the morning and use too much sugar, when the kids are too noisy, and just when I need you. I know you are in a better place and for that I am thankful and even with you gone, I know you are around, in every ones hearts because I hear you.

  3. Jessie Kay says:

    Don’t remember a time together that we didn’t laugh..loved his qwerky sense of humor. Loved the whisker burns and hugs – will miss him. Hugs to Aunt Weasie and the family – you are in my prayers!

  4. Mike Maddox says:

    May God watch over your family during your time of need. With our sincere Sympathy and Prayers. Mike, Joe and Tracy

  5. Delores J Adams Miller says:

    I am saddened to learn my dear Uncle Ray has passed, but there is a special place in my heart for him, I always looked up to him, as he was the only person that loved me as his niece.

  6. Kathy (Adams) Beers says:

    Im so sorry for the loss. My Dad always spoke highly of his Uncle Raymond who was younger than him. I know he is spreading his wings up in Heaven with my Dad, Kenneth Wayne Adams. Peace be with his family.

  7. Vivianne Guille: great-grandaughter, and Evan Guillet: great-grandson says:

    Papa was a grouch at times, but we will always look up to, and love him. We only wish we could have spent more time with him. Coming from Evan’s mastermind, “It will be hard to walk into that house, and not see a cowboy movie on the TV and him sitting in his chair.” We hope he enjoys himself in heaven until we can all be up there to keep him company. We love you papa, and we will miss you.

  8. Jason Guillet, Ray's grandson-in-law says:

    Ray seemed much more like a father-in-law to me, especially when I proposed to his granddaughter Becky. I went to Vesta and Ray and asked for her hand. Vesta did the talking, but Ray’s eyes made the details very well known. The second time we met, I also got to meet the gun safe. What a perfect protector and with the purest love for his granddaughter (who he would also say was his daughter). This is part of a German lullaby: Schlaf ein mein Kind, bald kommt die Nacht Und der Himmel dreht sich über dir. Hab keine Angst, Es tut nicht weh Und der Wind singt dir sein letztes Lied In English: Go to sleep my child Soon comes the night And heaven circles above you Have no fear It does not hurt And the wind sings to you his last song. Even though our pain is great, and our loss cannot be measured; take a moment and listen to the last song the wind is singing of Ray. It whispers of family, friends, and a big smile and laugh that reminds you of a sly look and a mind full of good lookin ladies! Here’s to you Ray! I won’t be able to watch a western movie without thinking of you; or dodging shots thinking you’ve just come from that gun safe. I’m taking care of her! I promise!

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