Obituary: Louis Ray Todd

Louis Ray Todd

Dec. 31, 1940 ~ March 13, 2018

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Louis Ray Todd, 77, of Meeker, Colo., passed away peacefully at home. Born Dec. 31, 1940, in Mount Airy, N.C., Ray (as he liked to be known) was the third son and third child of James Melton and Edith Louise Todd.

At 17 years of age, Ray enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 7, 1964. Employed as a sign electrician for more than 20 years, Ray helped create the famous Las Vegas landmark signs, “Vegas Vicky” and “Vegas Vic”. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Ray loved being with his family, fishing, playing with the grandkids, spending time on the computer and enjoying the great outdoors. He was an avid NASCAR fan, a model car and plane enthusiast, and loved working crossword puzzles. Ray enjoyed helping his friends, co-workers and neighbors. He would go out of his way to lend a helping hand. Ray’s quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor was always appreciated by those around him.

Ray was preceded in death by his son, Vernon Ray Todd; grandson, Christopher Reed Roberts; his parents and two brothers, James and Robert. Surviving Ray is his sister, Patricia Todd Montoya; Lenora Todd, of Meeker; his three daughters, Kimberly Roberts, her children, Hillary, Iona and Edmund; Melody (Ayron) Kracht, their children, Corey, Nevaeh and Hailey; Kathryn (Timothy) Finotti, their children, Justin, Daniel, Timothy, Benjamin and Maxwell. He is also survived by Vernon’s son, Vershaun Corban Todd, seven great-grandchildren and many other loving friends and family.

A special thank you to Dr. Kellie Turner, Home Health, Hope West and Grant Mortuary for their loving care and support.