Raymond E. “Ray” Sayers, 92, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming passed away Friday, November 5, 2021 at Edgewood Aspen Wind in Cheyenne surrounded by his loving family.
Ray was born on March 13, 1929 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, a son of the late Warren and Mable Sayers.
Ray was graduated from Mapleton High School in 1947 and attended one year of college in Des Moines, Iowa where he studied accounting. He began working for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1950 as a telegrapher/clerk and later as the mobile agent in Pine Bluffs. He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1989. In 1951, he enlisted in the United States Army and he served honorably until 1953. In April 1963, he married Sharon Froschheiser in rural Ogallala, Nebraska. They had two children. While still working for the railroad, he and his brother, Jim, bought Gambles in Pine Bluffs in January 1969. They operated the store with their wives for nearly 25 years before selling the business in August 1993.
Ray was baptized, raised and confirmed in the United Methodist Church in Harcourt, Iowa and later became a member of the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church around 1959. He continued serving in the church in various ways until he turned 90 years of age. He was a quiet man that made faith and family his top priority. He also belonged to the Pine Bluffs Masonic Lodge.
Ray is survived by his wife, Sharon Sayers of Pine Bluffs; son, Mike Sayers of Cheyenne; daughter, Pam Sayers of Cheyenne; brother-in-law, Ken (Joyce) Froschheiser of Thief River Falls, MN; nephew, Dave (Lesa) Sayers of Erie, CO; niece, Sue (Gary) Stevenson of Sheridan, WY; niece, Dena (Darwin) Boutain of Goodridge, MN; niece, Karla (Brad) Laidley of Thief River Falls, MN; nephew, Jared (Amanda) Brandt of Lakeville, MN; several great-nieces and nephews; and numerous great-great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim Sayers; sister-in-law, Sylvia Sayers; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alex and Marie Froschheiser.
A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church with an interment service to follow at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy in Ray’s memory may be made to the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church, Pine Bluffs Ambulance Fund, Pine Bluffs Good Samaritan Fund or a charity of one’s choice.