HARDIN, RAYMOND D.A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Saturday, September 14, 2013 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Raymond D. Hardin, age 70 of Roswell who passed away on September 7, 2013. Burial will be at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.
Raymond was born February 20, 1943 in Roswell, NM, to Raymond and Dolly Hardin. They have preceded him in death.
Raymond graduated from Roswell High School and attended Abilene Christian College on a track scholarship. He was a member of the Frater Sodalis Social Club. After graduating with a B.B.A. degree in Marketing, he served in the US Army National Guard.
Raymond had been retired for several years after working in San Bernardina, CA and Houston, TX as a Sterile Specialist in Cardiologist Surgery Departments.
Survivors include a son, Scott Michael Hardin of Scottsdale, AZ and a daughter, Stephanie Lara Venezia of Cave Creek, AZ. his sister Ida Ann Vick of San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by his wonderful little Granddaughter Aspen Elizabeth Hardin of Scottsdale, AZ. Special mention should be made that Raindog will be remembered and missed by many dear friends that he considered family.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
My sincere condolences go out to the family of Raymond Raindog Hardin.
May God who created all things help those left behind to mourn be with each and everyone of his friends and family.
LeNora Dean Correia
LeNora DeanCorreiaRoswell, NM
Loved him so much. He was so funny.
John Ray GodfreuAspermont, TX
So many laughs we shared What a caring and compassionate person. Friends since our track days at ACC. Barbara and I were blessed to have had Ray as a long time friend. May God bless your family today and every day.
John Ray GodfreyAspermont, TX
What a guy same birthday only a little younger. He will be missed by all. He has returned to his Maker, no more hurt. May God bless all his family. DD
Dick Davidson class 57La Jara, CO
You will be remembered Raymond. While we were in High School, I didnt get to know you that well I was a real quiet and shy person. Your athletic accomplishments were inspiring to me, which pushed me to be a better person. You are still a part of my life. I want you to know this.
Carl McCargoSpringfield, MA
Raymond was a very special person. I moved to Roswell in the 6th grade and Raymond was one of my first and long lasting friends. His great personality and dry wit made him always a pleasure to be around. I will greatly miss my good friend.
Jim AyresOklahoma City, OK
Raymond brought sunshine into many lives including mine. He was the funniest guy I ever knew. I treasure our friendship and miss him terribly already along with many other friends and classmates. My heart goes out to his family as well as to those of us who call him friend.
Barbara Thacker TroutzSan Antonio, NM
Raymond Doyle was indeed a great athlete, as a kid I remember running with him. Would love to have walked with him on the roads in Ruidosa.
Dennis Loraine Hardin DorsettBend, OR
Ray was a great friend and classmate. We served in N.M.N.G. togather as well, Rays sense of humor made these weekend drills pass quickly. Raindog will be definitely missed.
Jimmie Elliott132 Thomas dr.; Martindale, TX
The world was a better place with Raindog in it. He will be missed by IH so many.
Elaine FlahertyKnoxville, TN
Raymond was a great athlete at Roswell High and his dream was to take State Championships in Track Field. Raymond was a cool guy with a nice smile, a great wit, and sense of humor. I will miss Ray.
Rex BoothSanta Cruz, CA