Raymond L. Nylen, 92, entered into rest on Sunday, September 8, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Manteca. He was born on July 7, 1921 in Middle River, California. Raymond leaves behind his wife of 66 ½ years, Yvonne Nylen of Manteca. His children are Ray D. Nylen of Manteca, Lee J. Nylen of Cresent City, Don Nylen and wife Susan of Manteca, and Janis Nylen of Stockton. Raymond was blessed with ten grandchildren, Joann Jordan and husband John, Ray Nylen Jr., Lindsay Nylen, Krista Arata and husband Jason, Jennifer Nylen , Stephanie Nylen, Adam Elsholz and wife Lillian, Clint Elsholz and wife Alicia, Gary Elsholz and companion Desire and Emily Elsholz. In addition, Ray has six great grandbabies, Ray Nylen III, Kensington Arata, Owen Elsholz, Cole Elsholz, Kai Elsholz and Robert Elsholz.
Raymond was a Manteca resident for the past 60 years. He served his country proudly in World War II, in the United States Army Air Force. Flying a P38 airplane, Ray retired as Captain for his dedication and commitment. After his service Raymond worked for Pacific Gas and Electric for 35 years in the electric department (from where he would eventually retire), while tending to his family’s almond farm.
He worked very hard to provide for his family as he would pass on the trade to his own children. Humble and soft spoken, Ray enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, spending time with his wife and family. He loved all his grandchildren dearly and was so proud of his children. He enjoyed family gatherings and never let the opportunity go by to dance with his loving wife surrounded by all his grandchildren. Raymond was a giver, never expecting anything in return and held the upmost concern to everyone’s needs. Raymond’s perseverance and hard work will always live on through his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed dearly by everyone who knew and loved him.
P.L. Fry and Son is honored to serve the Nylen Family. Services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. He will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery, 3661 East French Camp Road, Manteca.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 128 N. Garfield, Manteca, CA, or St. Paul’s Methodist Preschool, 910 E. North Street, Manteca, CA.
Special thanks to Dr. Karl Wolf and Dr. Beck as well care givers Maria and Alma.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, September 11, 2013