Ranald Mills Woolley Jr. passed away on June 21, 2015 at the age of 99 of natural causes. Ray was born March 26, 1916 in Magna Utah to Ranald Mills and Sarah Brown Woolley Sr.. He married Maurine Forbush in the Salt Lake Temple together they had 3 sons; Ranald Brent (Danielle) , A. Mark (Dana) and Kimball Forbush (Madelian) Woolley. After Maurine’s passing on Nov. 25, 1983 Ray married Betty (Henry) Catten on June 1, 1985. With Ray’s 3 boys and Betty’s 4 boys; Larry (Debbie) Catten, Dale (Patty) Catten, Joe Catten and Brad (Valerie) Catten. they had a wonderful posterity of 22 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Ray will be greatly missed. Ray served in World War II as a demolition expert where he liberated the Jewish concentration camps and received three bronze stars and two medals of Honor along with other accomplishments. He retired from the Tooele Army Depot as an architect, draftsman and engineer where he designed plants that made bombs and ammunition along with plants that disarmed bombs and burned the explosives and gas.
He will best be known for his countless services to others and his love for his children and grandchildren. He is also known for his candy and pecan logs, “The Candy Man”, and his woodworking abilities.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, children, grandchildren, brother, William Grant Woolley , sister, Lucy Mae (Woolley) Perry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maurine, brothers; Joe F. Woolley, Frank Woolley, sisters ; Evelyn Mary Farr, Lyle Kimball Atkinson, Sarah Marie Shaffer.
Funeral will be held 11 am Tuesday June 30, 2015 at the Spencer 4 th Ward ,8181 West Breeze Drive, Magna, Utah. Viewings will be 6-8 pm Monday at the Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W Magna Main St. (2700 S. ) and 10-10:45 am Tuesday at the church prior to services. Ray will be greatly missed by all. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park Condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com