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Raymond F. Moss

August 31, 1931 - June 16, 2015


Raymond F. Moss, 83, passed away on June 16, 2015.  He was born August 31, 1931 in Layton, Utah.  Ray married Ernie E. Smith from Sacramento, California on February 10, 1956.  Ernie is an animal lover. She trains dogs, shows at obedience trails, organized and managed the Therapy Dog Group and runs Doberman Rescue in this area.  Ray shared in his wife’s interests with animals and was a member and officer of the Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club where he served as president for 14 years.


Ray was educated in the Davis County school system and graduated from Davis High School in 1949.  He attended Weber College and received an Associate of Science Degree in June, 1962 and a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Management and Minor in Economics in June, 1969.


In 1970, Ray was one of ten Air Force civilian employees selected to attend the Air War College at Maxwell AFB Montgomery, Alabama and Auburn University Masters Program.  In August, 1971 he graduated from both and received a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University.


At an early age Ray worked on a neighbor’s farm and cattle ranch.  In 1952 he started work for the U.S. Air Force in Statistical Services at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.  The Air Force was installing punch card accounting equipment and developing procedures to mechanize their record keeping systems.  This created a new career field which grew rapidly as new technology evolved and computers and communications played a dominant role in weapons design and operation data successes.  In 1993, after 42 years of service, he spent the last ten years of his career as Deputy Chief of Communications and Computers; he retired from the Air Force.  Following is a short list of career accomplishments and positions held:  Operated punch card accounting equipment, developed procedures, wired control panels and implemented systems, planned and installed the first computers…an IBM 650 at Hill AFB, worked on the AF, Ernst and Ernst team that developed maintenance management standard cost system used to manage weapon repair and maintenance worldwide, managed system design and development organization of 50-150 computer analysts and programmers, planned for and managed installation of IBM 650 magnetic tapes System, IBM 650 RAMAC and IBM 705 computers, managed the Computer Center which operated twenty -four hours a day, seven days a week and ran up to 350 data systems, managed operation of broadband cable network, installed electronic mail system in the Information Center in 1982, promoted to Deputy Director position responsible for Communication and computer systems with a staff of 850-900 personnel, built and moved organization to Logistical Operation Support Center, participated in DOD study to consolidate military services Computer Centers and support Army, Navy, Air Force worldwide operations from 14 DOD Computer Operation Centers.  Existing centers in each service was evaluated and the highest rated centers that would be retained, others were phased out.


After retiring from Hill Air Force Base, Ray has worked as a consultant locally and with the Greentree Group in Dayton, Ohio.


Among Ray’s many professional accomplishments, he also enjoyed golf, football and was a Nascar fan for many years.


A Reception to honor the Life of Ray will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Reception to honor the life of Ray Moss


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Born: August 31, 1931
Died: June 16, 2015

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Charlene Erskine posted on 6/22/15

Dear Ernie: You may not remember me but I first met you and Ray at Einsteins Brothers Bagels back about 1999. I was a baker there and I looked forward to seeing you two whenever you came by. I loved hearing your stories about your wonderful dogs and rescue services. You invited me and my mother and kids to your house and Ray was so proud to show off your beautiful shelties and dobbies. When my family lost our sweet little Lacee(our toy apricot poodle),you and Ray lovingly let us bury her in your back yard(Ray prepared the site himself). I'm so sorry for your loss. Ray was a sweet,kind caring man and you were definitely blessed to have him as your soulmate. He will be greatly missed. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Charlene Erskine


Bonnie Kilgannon posted on 6/21/15

Ernie, When I met you and Ray I did not realize who you both were and the history you had with GSDOC. As Ray told me of both or your work and accomplishments I was in awe! It was obvious you both love dogs and serving others. I know you will miss your partner, friend and husband. You are both in my heart and prayers. I hope your memories and the love you shared will bring you some comfort


Ernie & Caren Ciampini posted on 6/21/15

Ernie, we are so very sorry for your loss. You & Ray were so perfect together & complemented each other so effectively. You & Ray spent so much time & effort in helping all things related to our beloved dogs & we thank you for that. God bless you & your family, Ernie. Ernie & Caren


Bob Alzugarat posted on 6/19/15

I wanted to extend my condolences. Ray was a kind and compassionate man. May God comfort you in a special way. Love Bob Alzugarat


Bonnie and Boyd Hoskins posted on 6/18/15

Ernie our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband. Ray and you have got to be two of the kindest people we have worked for. May God be with you.


Boyd and Bonnie Hoskins posted on 6/18/15

Ernie, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband. You have got to be two of the kindest people we have worked for. May God be with you.