Raymond Mason Linton


(Aug. 11, 2008)

Raymond Mason Linton, died Monday, Aug. 11, at his Powell home. He was 76.

He was born Nov. 15, 1931 to Raymond and Cressie (Armstrong) Linton. He attended Black Hills State College, and received his master's degree from Northern State College.

He married Barbara J. Hall on May 4, 1952, in San Diego, Calif. Raymond was an industrial arts instructor for many years, and they lived in California, South Dakota, Alaska, and Wyoming. He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the National Education Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Methodist church. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, and was an avid LA Dodgers and Green Bay Packers fan.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; sons David of Gillette, Jeff (Cindy) of Powell, Doug (Sue) of Rapid City, S.D.; daughter Naomi (Ed) Schlup of Gillette; sisters Virginia (Dean) Hyatt of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jean (Bob) Baldwin of Warrensburg, Mo.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell. Pallbearers are David Linton, Jeff Linton, Doug Linton, Ed Schlup, Leo Monahan, Jim Gillett and Naomi Schlup. Cremation will be followed with a private burial to be held in Ray's beloved Black Hills of South Dakota.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity in the name of Ray Linton. Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.