Pause Amazing Grace by Charles D. Denler
Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

Queen of Heaven Mortuary

2161 South Fullerton Road
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Get Directions

Profile of Queen of Heaven Mortuary

View Phone Number

Send Flowers
flowers logo

Memories & Candles

“i'm sorry i didnt do this sooner, but i had a random thought about who we called uncle ray. i think i only met him once or twice, but he was my...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: josh sanders

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: josh sanders

“What a wonderful man. Heaven will surely get an angel and earth will lose a wonderful person. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Dauphine and Fuz - Fullerton, CA

“Graypa, I love you so much! I miss you, you were an awesome great granfather. The last memory I have with you and I will always remember for the rest...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Roxy Cornwell

“Gramps, I already miss you!! I will never forget all the memories I have with you and grandma. I loved to bug you and talk to you while you were...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Heather Quinto

“Uncle Ray you are in our hearts and prayers and you will be missed. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer & Michael Popich - UT

“Dear Aunt Gloria, Aunt Colleen and family, Please know that my heart grieves with you and your families at this time. I will always remember Uncle...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Caroline Nelson-Sadler - Bellevue, WA

“Our deepest sympathy from Janett, Dianne and your cleaning crew. May God comfort and keep you in his care. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Janett Lewis - Inglewood, CA

“Aunt Gloria and family, I was so happy to read Uncle Ray's Obituary and signed guest book and the memories that others have of him...And I love the...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Vicky Woodland - Corona, CA

“I will always remember you for making me laugh every time I saw you. You will be missed very much. All of my love and prayers to the family. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Sharice Krepton - Family friend

“Dear Aunt Gloria, John, Cheryl, Debbie and families, We are so very sorry the loss of Ray. May all the happy memories you shared together comfort...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Dubowski - Franklin, MA

“Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. I will always cherish every memory I have of Uncle Ray, especially...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Patty Reynolds - Salt Lake City, UT

“Gloria and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Ray was a treasure and an instrumental figure in our ever evolving family. Though I didn't get...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Sean Reynolds - Salt Lake City, UT

“Ray, my life was enriched by knowing and living with you, Colleen, Helen, Faye, your mom and dad, my mom, Uncle Jim, and Uncle Tom in Salt Lake City...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Stewart - Lynden, WA - Cousin

“We will miss you so much, you always made me smile and were like a part of my family too. You will always be remembered and loved. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Chantel - England - Friend

“Gloria and family, Colleen so sorry for your loss . But I have so many happy memories of Ray and the family. Remember the good times. You are in mhy...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Joan suellentrop - Sunnyvale,, CA

“Aunt Gloria and family, our love and prayers go out to you at this time. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Dennis and Kelly Springsteed - UT

“Aunt Colleen and family I am so sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Thomas J. Suellentrop - CA

“Daddy, You will live in my heart forever I love you. Debbie ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Rumel

“We were so sorry to learn of Ray's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love and deepest sympathy,Joan & Gregg Wilson ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Joan Wilson - Sunnyvale, CA

Raymond Cassidy Rumel, passed away Friday, February 15th, surrounded by his family and after battling Parkinson's for many years. He was 85.

Ray was born on January 20, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the third child of John Henry and Winifred Mary Rumel. He attended school in Salt Lake and played both football and the violin for West High School. Ray had a mischievous sense of humor, once mimicking the trademark signal of a Salt Lake City mob leader by tossing his jacket over his shoulder while leaving church in front of the gangster himself -- much to Ray's siblings' dismay.

Ray joined the service near the end of World War II and was stationed on the West Coast. Ray was proud of his service in the Navy, although he was fond of noting that he never learned how to swim. After receiving his honorable discharge from the service, Ray attended college and worked in Idaho. He met Gloria Humphries in the early-1950s and they soon married. That union lasted for over sixty (60) years.

With two young children in tow, Ray and Gloria moved to Southern California in 1953. Ray found work with the Thrifty Drug Store Company in 1954, initially serving as a manager of its stores in Riverside and Arlington and holding several other management positions with the company. Ray and Gloria eventually settled in Hacienda Heights in the early 1960s, residing there to the present day. Ray retired from his position as Vice-President in charge of store operations for Thrifty's in 1985, having worked for them for thirty-one (31) years.

Prior to his retirement, Ray, Gloria and their children spent two weeks every Summer on vacation, camping in their trailer, visiting or meeting up with relatives in the Sierras (Virginia Lakes was a favorite destination) and Utah and Idaho, and competing and swapping lies with family friend Chuck for the "Who Caught the Biggest Fish?" award. During retirement, Ray and Gloria traveled extensively in their motor home, often joined by friends Loren and Jackie. Trips to Alaska and Mexico were particularly memorable.

Ray spent his final years at Monaco Crest Guest Home in Hacienda Heights. While there, he received expert and loving care from Monaco's staff -- most notably from his caregiver and friend Ben.

Ray is survived by his wife Gloria, his daughters Cheryl Taylor and Debbie Rumel, both from Cucamonga, his son John Rumel (Kathe Alters), Boise, Idaho, his sister Colleen Lummis, Sunnyvale, California, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Fae Nelson, Salt Lake City, Utah and Helen Tuley, Los Alamitos, California.