Ray Phillip Rasmussen
To all who are reading this, as Ray would say, “The King of the Geeks” has now moved on to a better life. Ray passed away on June 5, 2015 from a short brutal illness, Aspiration Pneumonia and Septic Shock. Ray entered this world on November 17, 1962. He was the son of Raymond Phillip Rasmussen (Linda) and Donna Mulcock Brewster (Robert). He was the fourth child and the only boy. Ray was welcomed into a loving family. He was adored and doted upon by his three older sisters who made sure he was a real boy. He loved the dirt, trucks, cars, drawing, swimming, water sports and most all sports especially basketball. He had many good friends and spent countless hours with them as they were growing up. Ray loved food. His favorite snack was ice cream. He and his Dad took weekly trips to Snelgroves in Sugarhouse for a Chocolate Malt. Ray was passionate about cars. He loved going to car shows and later drawing cars, trucks or any vehicle anyone would request. He spent a large portion of his time creating customized drawings on any make, model, year, or color that anyone requested. Wherever he went, the store, church, restaurants or doctors’ offices he took orders so he could draw a customized vehicle and license plate. Ray loved a good joke and to make people laugh. He had a very witty sense of humor and often would start laughing so hard he couldn’t finish the joke. He hung a white board outside the door of his apartment and each day he would write on it words of inspiration or funny saying. He loved classic Rock and Roll Music and loved singing along. When he drove he would love to have his music blasting. His favorite car he ever owned was an International Scout. He spent hours customizing it and was so proud of it and loved driving around with his nieces, blasting his music. He was also passionate about motorcycles and so excited when he finally bought one. Unfortunately, he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in 1989. He sustained a severe head injury and remained comatose for about three months. This left him with right side paralysis and he spent many months learning to walk, eat and talk again. He was determined to draw again and he taught himself to draw with his left hand. He loved drawing his cars for others and refused any pay for them. This is how he showed his love for others. His desire was to have all the cars he had drawn circle the room when he died.
Ray attended Howard R Driggs Elementary, Olympus Junior High School and Olympus High School. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Lansing Michigan Mission.
Ray was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Phillip Rasmussen, his grandparents, Lorin Neils and LeIsle Rasmussen and Francis and Alta Mulcock; nieces, Rachel and Rebecca Curtis and great nephew Benjamin Curtis Bonham. Ray is survived by his mother, Donna M. Brewster and her husband Robert Brewster; his Step-mother Linda P. Rasmussen; his sisters, Annette Curtis (Richard), Cindy Buie (Randy) and Susan Howard (Rock). He has 12 nieces and nephews and 15 great nieces and nephews.
**Corrected time - Funeral services will be held Friday, June 12, 2015, 12:00 p.m. at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) with a visitation that morning from 10:30-11:45. Interment Mountain View Memorial Estates.
The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses in STICU at Intermountain Medical Center and all the staff of Canyon Creek Assisted Living for their friendship and loving care of Ray.