Our dear friend and brother-in-arms Raymond Edgar Arsenault died from a sudden heart attack on August 6, 2017 at the young age of 55. He leaves behind his loving wife Bethany and their beautiful 2 1/2 year old daughter Reagan.
Ray served honorably in the U.S. Army for 21 years, retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class in 2001. His military career included serving in the 82nd Airborne Division and two tours in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetary. His love of flying led him to become a pilot for his second career. He was a professional pilot, a volunteer pilot in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
After their daughter Reagan was born, Ray moved his family to U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands where he worked as a pilot for Berry Aviation from 2[phone redacted]. The Arsenault's loved island life and recently moved to Oahu, Hawaii for a new job opportunity as a commercial pilot.
Now Bethany and Reagan need your help. Ray's tragic death was so sudden and completely unexpected, bringing many expenses for his family. All donations will be applied toward memorial, funeral expenses and relocation assistance for Beth and Reagan to move closer to their family.
Please help any way you can. Every dollar will help lighten the load on Beth's shoulders, as she grieves the loss of her dear husband while caring for their precious young daughter. Now when Reagan asks where her daddy is, Beth tells her "Daddy is Flying." She smiles at that, showing sweet pride in her hero father who will be flying forever and watching over her from heaven.
- Cynthia Squires
- Natalia Veen
- American Legion Post 44 Kwajalein
- Donna Cestone
Organizer and beneficiary
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