OWLS HEAD — Raymond (Ray) L. Wallace, 78, passed peacefully into his Heavenly Home, Friday, December 18, 2020, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease, at Windward Gardens in Camden.
Born in Rockland, December 18, 1942, he was the only child of Leland and Emma Maloney Wallace. Ray began school in a one room schoolhouse in Montville Maine and later graduated from Rockland High School, class of 1961.
On May 25, 1963, Ray married Alice Cole. Together they raised four children and were proud to watch their family grow to include their children’s spouses and seven grandchildren.
Ray’s career began in maintenance at Millers Garage and the Sears Roebuck Store. He later worked as a welder for Fisher Engineering, and as a Master Electrician with FMC for more than 35 years, retiring in 2006.
Over the years, Ray enjoyed being in the woods hunting with his sons, particularly on Frye Mountain. He was fastidious about, and enjoyed, mowing his lawn, and keeping two big gardens. With his family and friends, Ray
enjoyed, fishing, camping, and snowmobiling. He also loved family gatherings.
Some of Ray’s favorite memories were the times he spent as a Sea Scout. He was a life member of the Knox County Fish and Game Association (Beaver Lodge), and the Owls Head Baptist Church. In later years he took up the hobby of whittling, making walking sticks, and utensils. Extra special times were spent with his son Mark, as co-pilot in Mark’s 18-Wheeler. Ray enjoyed movies, especially John Wayne movies.
Ray leaves behind, and will be remembered by, many good friends.
Besides his beloved wife of 58 years, Alice of Owls Head; Ray is survived by his children and their spouses, Peter and Tena Wallace of St. George, Mark and Dixie Wallace of Rockport, Laurie Wallace Scott and John of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Tim and Amber Wallace of West Roxbury, Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren, Sgt. Patrick Wallace and his wife Megan of Ft. Drum, New York, Alex Wallace and his wife Abby of Malden, Massachusetts, Ben Wallace and his wife Aly of Biddeford, Jared Scott and Emily Scott both of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Ben Pratt of Rockport, and Ethan Pratt of Camden.
Ray’s family extends a special thanks to Debbie, Ahna, and Erinn, caregivers at Windward Gardens.
No services are scheduled at his time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
To share a memory or story with Ray’s family or to view a Memorial DVD Tribute, please visit their online Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.