Cripe, Raymond Larry

Cripe, Raymond Larry


Raymond Larry Cripe, age 55, died at Banner Health Hospital, on June 19, 2015. The cause was complications following an aortic dissection surgery. His death was sudden and unexpected.

Born November 1959 in Riverside, CA, He lived in Mesa, AZ and worked as a master mechanic his entire life. He lived for his children, and would do anything for any of his friends. He touched many lives, and will be missed by all!

Survivors include his daughters; Amy Gardner (Miliken, CO), Angie Vayda (Surprise, AZ), Madeline, and Colbie Cripe (Mesa, AZ), 3 Grand-children; Evritt, Gwendolyn, and Eleanor. Ray was preceded in death by his father; James Cripe, mother; Ella Weiser, and brother; Gary Cripe.

The memorial service will be held in Arizona on a near future date, to be determined. Contact will be made to all friends and family. For memorial updates, you may contact his daughter Angie Vayda via email: (Managed by his children)

Memorial contributions are welcome at Desert Schools Federal Credit Union for “Ray Cripe”; or online at

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6 responses to Cripe, Raymond Larry

  1. Doug Nuss says:

    Hello all – my condolences – I’m in FL and unable to attend.
    Wishing you all the best!

  2. Ray, You will be greatly missed by all your old friends in Dubuque…We hate to say goodbye. We all love you!

  3. Angie says:

    Hey dad

    I’m missing you so much. Especially yesterday. You were so excited to come to our party and see our pool. It really hit me after everyone left. I sat on the front porch for a few hours pretending you were here telling me one of your reduclious stories. I miss you so much dad. I love you. Please rest in peace and come visit me soon. Xo

  4. Ray will be missed every day till we can see him again on the other side. Our sympathies for each one of the family.

  5. Ellen Carr says:

    Our family is saddened by the news of Ray’s passing. He was an amazing man with a heart of gold. I have such fond memories of him – especially the one of him hanging out in an old camper with Denny calling it a “bear den!” He kept imitating the SNL skit about “da bears” and was having so much fun. The world needs more people like Ray.

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. May your memories of his great love for you sustain you during this difficult time.

    1. Angie Vayda says:

      Hi Ellen,

      Wow its been a long time! I’m sorry we didn’t know how to connect with you. We are having his memorial in Payson, AZ if you would like to join us, please connect with me


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