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Albert “Ray” Stoaks

January 19, 1938 ~ August 30, 2020

Albert “Ray” Stoaks of Vale, Oregon, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 30, surrounded by his loved ones. Ray was born January 19, 1938, in Los Angeles to Robert M. and Bessie J. (Shaw) Stoaks. He was the seventh of 10 children. In 1943 the family moved to Oregon and settled in Vale. Ray was a part of the first class to graduate from the new Vale High School in 1956. He joined the US Air Force in November 1956 and was discharged November 1960. Ray married Charline Hillsman in June 1961 in Vale. 

Ray worked for the Malheur County Road District for 37 years, retiring in 2003. Together Ray and Charline raised four children and cared for 22 foster children. Ray bought . . .