"Papa Ray", born February 6, 1926, suffered a heart attack and passed away peacefully on April 5, 2013. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Nettie Dennis. He is survived by his son, Randy Dennis (Chris), granddaughter, Michelle Eastman (Stephen), Great Granddaughters, Rebekah and Amanda Meeker and Great Grandsons, Sammy and Max Eastman. He was the youngest of 5 children and was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl and Elrey and his sister Melba. He leaves behind a sister, Alene Hall of Kansas. Ray worked on the family farm in Oklahoma until he moved to California where he worked at his brother-in-law's gas station, Breuners furniture store and Tiecherts where he retired after 22 years, as Deputy Weighmaster. He loved gardening, canning and especially enjoyed all of his friends. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Placerville Historical Society at 104 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Green Valley Cemetery in Cameron Park (Rescue), at 30:00 pm with a Celebration of Life following at El Dorado Roasting Co. on Motherlode Drive in Shingle Springs.