RAYMOND (Ray) PETER HUMPHREY passed away surrounded by love on October 14, 2022 in Boise, Idaho.
Ray was born to Raymond and Veronica Humphrey on February 25, 1949 in Upland, Pennsylvania.
Ray grew up in Wallingford, Pennsylvania as the second-oldest of four boys. He would often tell stories of he and his siblings’ adventures and the mischief they got into as kids.
Ray attended St. John’s Chrysostom Catholic for grade school, then graduated from St. James High School in 1967. Shortly after graduating high school, on August 11,1967, he began his military service with the United States Navy. He served aboard the USS Independence CVA 62 (3 yrs 9 mos) for almost four years in the Mediterranean and was honorably discharged in May 1971. He then served in the Navy Reserves from 1971 - 1973.
In 1974, Ray graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Widener College (PA).
Ray began his career with United Way in both Chester and Pittsburgh, PA. In 1984, Ray moved from Pennsylvania to Phoenix, Arizona to accept a position with United Way as Vice President. He later relocated to Riverside, California after accepting a promotion to President and CEO of United Way of the Inland Valleys. Under his leadership, United Way of the Inland Valleys served more communities in the Riverside area and more than doubled fundraising results to $4.4 million, more growth than any other California community’s United Way. He was recognized for ensuring United Way of the Inland Valleys was debt-free and providing more funding to area programs and services because of his diligence and leadership. He also received the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for his work. He retired from United Way in 2006 after 33 years of dedicated work to United Way’s charitable causes.
Ray married the love of his life, Pam, in 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ray and Pam moved home to Idaho in 2013 and bought a home in Meridian.
Ray loved living in Idaho and being outdoors. He loved deep sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean. He loved hunting and spent many years hunting ducks and snow geese in Parma with brother-in-law Jeff Mooney and his buddies. He enjoyed many trips to Stanley with his family.
Ray and Pam traveled to many places over the years: Europe, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and many weeks every year in Mazatlan, Mexico. He and Pam enjoyed many long weekend visits to the Oregon Coast. He took many trips back to Pennsylvania to visit his family there. In 2018, he and Pam spent a week in Hilton Head, South Carolina with their daughters and grandchildren. He looked forward to his annual meet-up with long-time friends in Las Vegas.
One of his favorite trips was to the Gallatin River in Montana where he went fly fishing and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.
One of Ray’s favorite things to do was cook for his family. His famous dishes included clam spaghetti and salmon with rice and vegetables.
Ray enjoyed spending time in his backyard, feeding the birds and hunting squirrels. He always stayed up-to-date on the financial market and was an avid investor.
Ray is survived by his wife, Pam Humphrey, Meridian; Daughters Veronica Adams (Chuck) of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania and Allison Humphrey of Tallahassee, Florida; Grandchildren Maria, Christina, Melaina and Bennett; brothers David (Linda) of Audobon, Pennsylvania; John (Lucille) Humphrey of Cochranville, Pennsylvania; Dan Humphrey (Cyrilla, deceased) of Wilmington, Delaware; and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Ray will be remembered for his loving heart and always keeping us laughing with his hilarious sense of humor. He will be so deeply missed.