Loren Coleman had the news today. Ray had a heart attack in a care facility for vets.
Read a touching obit about Ray written by his friend
Ray was famous for his "The Track Record" newsletter, which usually bore the humorous (and serious) admonishment, "KEEP YOUR SKEPTICALS ON."
He ran the Western (International) Bigfoot Society during a crucial period where the hype of the seventies had died out, but before the big transformation of Bigfooting in the late nineties, with the advent of the influence of the internet.
RIP, Ray. You'll be missed.
It's a bit shocking to hear this today, though we'd long heard his health wasn't good, but just this morning I'd received an email from Larry Lund that said Ray was doing better.
"For those interested, Ray is doing much better and the Doctor is saying he expects Ray to be around for at least another year. He has been transferred to a new Veterans Care Facility in Lebanon, Oregon. Here is the address that you can send correspondence to. For now, just send it to Charles R. Crowe in care of the facility. I should have the exact mailing directly to him and will post it immediately. Any questions you may contact me at any time.
Charles R. Crowe
600 North 5th Street
Lebanon, OR. 97355
Till I know more…..
All The Best,Larry"
Read a longer article we wrote on Ray years back here: