Ray S Meyers (1934 - 2007)

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Ray S Meyers
1934 - 2007
February 15, 1934
Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska USA
September 20, 2007
Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama United States
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Ray S Meyers was born on February 15, 1934 in Wahoo, Nebraska USA. He is the child of Joe Meyers and Nellie Meyers, with sibling Roy. According to his family tree, Ray was father to 2 children. He married Sally Delores (Hinsley) Meyers on May 18, 1963 in Nevada and they later separated in 1963. They had a child Daphne Rae (Meyers) Staff. He married Ann Meyers in 1964. They were married until Ray's death in 2007 in Imperial, California United States. Ray's partner was Donna M Meyers, and they had a child William Zinsmaster. He died on September 20, 2007 in Prattville, Alabama United States at 73 years of age.
Updated: December 21, 2019
September 20, 2007 my father passed away. His wife, Ann Meyers buried him. I have phone the funeral home twice. The second time I phoned I was very rudely instructed to maybe contact his wife! Because, I was adopted because his wife, Ann Meyers refused me at 2 yrs old! Many have no idea what my father gave up for his country and his wife! His jealous wife neglected to mention Ray Meyers had two children! Me and my brother. She failed to mention either of us, but she knew about both of us! She did not know how to find me, but she did know where my older brother was. It is horrible and very insensitive that my brother had to find out our dad died through an aunt that read about dad's passing in the newspaper! I have had a lot of grief in my life, but none as great as the 2nd time I phone the funeral home to be treated as a Nobody! That's nothing compared to what my dad went through! Let me tell you what my dad went through! Ray Sterling Meyers was first married to Donna M Meyers, (Zinsmaster). They had a son together. William Zinsmaster. When their son was about 2 Donna died! Donna parents took William from Ray! Ray met my mother ( Sally Delores Hinsley) Decemberish of 1962. I was conceived December 25th ish. Ray and Sally married May 18, 1963. Ray was stationed on the US Currituck in Imperial Beach California. In August 63 my cousin visited a very pregnant Sally as well as dad. Sally left Ray when he got shipped out. Her son's appendix burst. Sally also had a secret. She was still married to her previous husband! Ray sent his money home to Sally while on the ship. She used that money to leave him! Ray never saw Sally again. Ray was contacted 2 years later, while on the Currituck. Sallys first husband phoned Ray. I was in danger of being taken from Sally! Me, the daughter he never got to see! He cried over losing me! His current wife refused me, because I was another woman's child! I was placed into foster care at 5 yrs old. Again, Ray tried to rescue me. Sally stopped that by putting my surname as Mayers instead of Meyers. My dad did take a DNA test in hopes of finding me. Unfortunately , that was in 1996. I had not taken my DNA test yet. I'm sure by now you can see the grief two women caused! I'm sure you can understand the pain and suffering my brother and I endured! So please, next time someone calls asking about their parent, treat them with respect. You don't know what they have been through! I was born Daphne Rae Mayers / Meyers
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Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama 36067
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Ray Meyers was born on in Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska USA
Ray Meyers died on in Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama United States
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Brookside Memorial Gardens in Millbrook, Elmore County, Alabama USA
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Married: May 18, 1963 - 1963
Cause of Separation: Other
Married at: Nevada United States
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Married: 1964
Cause of Separation: Ray's Death
Ended: Imperial, Imperial County, California United States
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RAY STERLING MEYERS MEYERS, Mr. Ray Sterling,age 73, a resident of Prattville, AL passed away onSeptember 20,2007. Funeralservices will be held on Sunday, September, 23, 2007, 2PM at Brookside FuneralHome Chapel with Dr. JimGraham officiating. Intermentto follow in Brookside Memorial Gardens, Millbrook, AL.Mr. Meyers was retired fromUS Navy. Survivors include,wife of 43 years, Ann Meyersof Prattville, AL; sisters, Mavis (Harlen) Grate of NE; EvaStride of NE; Evelyn Steller ofNE; host of nephews andnieces. Pallbearers will be Paul Sanders, Scott Sanders, Larry Liveoak, Jimmy Blanton, FrankSanders, Tony Slay and SamWester. Family will receivefriends on Sunday, September 23, 2007 from 1 to 2 PM atthe funeral home. Brookside Funeral Home ofMillbrook, AL Directing Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Sep. 22, 2007.

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In 1934, in the year that Ray S Meyers was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1947, by the time he was only 13 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1955, Ray was 21 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1978, when he was 44 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1993, Ray was 59 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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