Ray Floyd Cason was born January 6, 1941 to James Floyd Cason and Mary Edna Evarts Cason in Shafter, California.
Ray was raised in the farm country of Kern County, California along with his sister, Nina Kay Cason Call. He and his family were engaged in the farming business during all of his growing up years. He lived in the city all of his adult life, but farming remained a part of his life. His working career was involved with large animal feeding programs, health products, and equipment for their care. He was a country boy living in the city. He received his high school diploma from North High School in Bakersfield, California.
Ray attended Brigham Young University and interrupted his education to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Florida Mission. At the time of his service, the Florida Mission included part of Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida Keys, He finished his education at BYU after returning from Florida.
Ray met his wife Mary Margaret Lee-Thomas Cason at BYU prior to leaving on his mission. They were married after Ray’s return on June 13, 1963, in the Los Angeles Latter-day Saint Temple. They are the parents of three girls and one boy. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2023.
Ray had many church callings and served with diligence and devotion in all of his assignments. He served as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful, Utah Latter-day Saints Temple. He had a deep love and testimony of Jesus Christ.
His favorite hobby was reading, and he read for learning. This made him well versed about many topics, especially church history and doctrine. He knew something about almost any topic he was asked about. He had a vast library of books and was reading more than one book at a time. He usually had several books stacked up by his reading chair and bedside table.
Ray died on June 6, 2023, after a short sudden illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, McQuen Forbush; granddaughter, Eve Cason; and son-in-law, Brent Small. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Marie Small; daughter Kim (Scott) Stringfellow; Son, Nathan (Rebecca) Cason; Daughter, Karen (Travis) Forbush; Sister, Kay Call, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
There will be a viewing at Russon Brothers Mortuary at 1941 North Main Street in Farmington, Utah on Friday, June 9 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Graveside services will be held at the Honeyville Cemetery at 2635 West 6980 North in Honeyville, Utah on Saturday, June 10 at 11:00 am. Interment at the Honeyville, Utah Cemetery.