RAYMOND CECIL7 LITTLEFIELD (RAY GRADY6, WILLIAM MARTIN "BILLY"5, OLIVER HAZZARD PERRY4, PHILLIP BRYANT3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) http://www.pagosasun.com/dec299.htm
Pagosa Sun (CO)
December 2, 1999
Pagosa saddened over passing of Ray Littlefield
Many Pagosa residents were saddened Friday to learn that Ray Littlefield had passed away.
Raymond C. Littlefield, 70, was born in Houston, Texas, March 8, 1929. He passed away November 26, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.
He is graduate of Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston in 1945 and the University of Texas School of Architecture in 1955.
Mr. Littlefield served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, was a past president of the North Austin (Texas) Rotary Club (1970-71), was a past president Austin Woods and Water Club, a past president of Austin Apartment Association (1968), a member of the Association of General Contractors Austin Chapter, and a member of the American Institute of Architecture.
An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Littlefield made annual trips to the Pagosa area beginning in the 1950s to enjoy the hunting and fishing opportunities. He moved to Pagosa Springs in 1984. While in Pagosa he was an active member of First Baptist Church of Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Water and Sanitation Board, Archuleta County Airport Authority and Pagosa Springs Rotary Club.
Mr. Littlefield was the founder, architect, and developer of the Pine Ridge Extended Care Center. His experience and a lifelong love of the Colorado Rockies and the Pagosa area placed him in the unique position to recognize the need for a facility that truly cares for the elderly and to fulfill that need with the development of Pine Ridge.
Mr. Littlefield is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dolores Littlefield of Pagosa Springs; one brother, David P. Littlefield of Euless, Texas; his children, Bob A. and Brenda Littlefield of Grapevine, Texas, James R. Littlefield of Seattle, Wash., Dale W. and Susan Littlefield of Memphis, Tenn., and Karen and Randy Eustace of Lubbock, Texas; by his step-children Dan Buchanan of Sacramento, Calif., Debra Buchanan of El Reno, Okla., Diane and Pres Gurule of Prescott, Ariz., David and Rita Prokop of Pagosa Springs, Dennis and Kathy Prokop of Prescott, Ariz., and Donald Prokop of Pagosa Springs; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His funeral service was conducted at the First Assembly of God on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., with Pastors Dan Sanders of First Baptist Church and Micah Wells of First Assembly of God in Pagosa Springs officiating. Burial followed at Hilltop Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Bob Littlefield, James Littlefield, Dale Littlefield, David Prokop, Dennis Prokop and Donald Prokop. David Littlefield, Eric Eustace, Pres Gurule and Dan Buchanan served as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that gifts can be made to First Baptist Church, Pagosa Springs Building Fund, Box 960, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 or Hospice of Mercy Pagosa Springs, 95 South Pagosa Boulevard, Unit B, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.