Ray passed away on May 13, 2012. He was predeceased by his sister, Prudence Ann Bustamante and granddaughter, Holly Marie Jarosick. Ray is survived by his fathers: Raymond Bustamante and Neil Marshall; mother: Viola Marshall; sons: Andre Marshall and wife Amanda, and Neil Marshall; daughter: Barbara Jarosick and husband Tim; sister: Mary Lou Borth; granddaughters: Marianne Jarosick; grandsons: Timmy Jarosick and Anthony Jarosick; godson: Kenneth Trujillo; aunt: Rosella Cordova; and special friend, Pam Carrasco.
He graduated from the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and retired from UNM as student program advisor. Ray was a member and chairman of the Committee of Blind Vendors, an inductee of the Beep Ball Hall of Fame, a dining hall contract manager of the Federal Law Enforcement Center in Artesia, a member of the National Federation of the Blind, a former president of the New Chapter of the Federation of the Blind, and an assistant team leader, member and member of the board for the United States Association of Blind Athletics. Ray was a three-time gold medal winner in goal ball.
A Viewing and Visitation will be on Friday, May 18th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life® Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE) with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. A final Viewing and Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 19th at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church followed by a Graveside Service at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers are Timmy Jarosick, Anthony Jarosick, Ken Trujillo, Carlos Cordova, Tom Cordova, George Watson, Tim Jarosick and Luke Griego. Contributions may be made to the Lions Club.