Scott Lee Ray, 51, passed way Aug. 2 in Boulder after a brave battle with cancer. Born on May 11, 1961, in Orange, Calif., it was the beginning of an adventurous and passionate life. He traveled from California to the mountains of Montana with many other states along the way, ending in Colorado. He served four years in the U.S. Navy as a boiler technician. Later, he became a journeyman carpenter and spent his last 15 years as a "phenomenal heavy equipment operator with a touch of stubbornness" (Chris Jones, Wanzek Construction). Several of Scott's recent years were spent being an integral part of many windmill farm construction projects throughout the country and Puerto Rico. Throughout his ethical hard work, those who came in contact with him learned that he was a passionate and meticulous worker who desired to make a difference.
Scott was preceded in death by his step-father, William G. Green, and is survived by his best friend/partner, Judy Lozano from Boulder; his mother, Karen Currier from Martinez, Ga.; brother, Bill Green from Fallbrook, Calif.; and sisters Paula Boll from Blythe, Ga. and Michelle Corvacchioli of Fairfax, Va.
Scott was cremated Aug. 6 at Crist Mortuary in Boulder. A memorial burial service will be held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Missoula, Mont., on May 11, 2013. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield Counties.