A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at former Hermosa Drive Church of Christ, 1302 W. Hermosa Drive, for Ray Dale Havens of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Havens, 48, beloved Father, was called to his eternal resting place on August 15, 2018 in Artesia.
Ryan Harvey will officiate at the service. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Ray Dale entered this world on October 6, 1969 in Alamogordo, NM, born to Patsy (Patterson) Box and Buddy Havens.
He was a longtime Artesia resident. Ray Dale was a passionate, loyal, kind hearted soul. He loved laughing with his family, two stepping to a song no matter where he was, teaching his juniors to hunt, and bucking broncs. He was truly an unforgettable man.
Ray Dale was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He is survived by his daughters Marenna Havens and Kaelee Havens; grandson Kohlson Hall; mother Patsy Box and husband Daymond; father Buddy Havens and wife Mary; sisters Ranae Blackerby and husband Greg and Rhonda Desrosiers and husband Ken; brother Wesley Havens; step-sister Chrissy Ward; step-brother Stevie Ward; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Its always hard to let go of one of our friends. We are sad to hear about Ray Dale. He was a fun and special friend. We are going to miss him. Magoo has some great memories of him. It was always nice to see him. Love to you, Ray Dale and God bless you and your family.
Daniel & Rene MolinaArtesia, NM
My deepest sympathy for Ray Dale's family. I pray that God gives you comfort .
Donna MarshMidland, TX
Patsy, Our hearts hurt for you.
God bless you,
Rob & Shary Bullock
Rob and Shary BullockArtesia, NM
Not sure how he could take any situation and make it fun. Spent many years laughing with him as I'm sure many did. He also had a heart of gold. Your smile and laughter will be missed my friend. Lord, grant the peace only you can provide to a family during a time like this and help us all to remember the joy Ray brought to our lives.
Eric SchielMidland, TX
Ray Dale thanks for being a good friend you will be missed
Richard ( Duke) HarrisonArtesia, NM
You are in my prayers.
Barbara KinnibrughRoswell, NM
RIP Raydale you ole fart. Im gonna miss seeing ya come in the store. Prayers for all the family. I love you all!! Always family in my eyes.
Jennifer DawkinsArtesia, NM
Such a sweet guy with a good heart, always made me smile ❤
RIP Ray Dale...
Missy OchoaArtesia, NM
RIP Ray dale you were a very kind and funny guy you will be missed prayers for the family
Debbie garrettColorado city, TX
Ray Dale will be remembered forever as someone who knew how to treat people. You could go without seeing him for 20 years as I did and the next time he saw you he was gonna give you a huge smile and act like the next few minutes were the most important thing he had to do that day. RIP my friend. You fought the good fight.
Tom HarveyAndrews, TX
Our love and prayers are with the family may God give you comfort on this very sad time our love and thoughts are with you. SANDIE AND LUPE El Paso Tx
Sandie ParksEL PASO, TX
So sorry for your loss.
Bob and Threasa MayesAlamogordo,, NM
Craig PinsonArtesia, NM
RIP Ray Dale... Prayer for the family.
Linda MendozaHagerman, NM
No matter the ups or downs in his life, when he saw you he always had that amazing smile and a warm hug for you. He will always be watching over his girls and grandchildren that he loved so much. RIP son. Hugs and prayers for peace to all his family
Mary JohnsonArtesia, NM
Ray Dale was someone I knew for 35 years or so. We spent many a day and night laughing and enjoying each other's company. He was a crazy cool man and he will be missed greatly. My heart goes out to his family and his daughters and I hope that their grief is eased by the fact that Ray Dale is laughing and pulling a stunt on somebody in heaven right now. God Bless
Seth WilsonHope, NM