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Raymond Roland Provost

May 3, 1932 — March 4, 2022

Raymond Roland Provost

Raymond Provost, 89 of Las Vegas, passed away on March 4, 2022 at home with his family.

Ray was born on May 3, 1932, in Manchester, New Hampshire to Francis Provost and Alice Goulet.  He graduated from Manchester High School in 1951. Ray was involved with sports.  Diving, Track, Baseball and Football.  He lettered in many of them.  He also served in the Army during the Korean War.

On October 26, 1985, he married Marilyn Peacock Hayes. They met while both worked at Four Corners Pipeline Company in Long Beach, California. Ray retired in 1991 when they moved to Las Vegas.  He loved playing golf with his friends along with monthly poker games and playing gin rummy with Marilyn.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn, sons Bryan, Barry (deceased), stepsons Choe Hayes and wife Tiffany and Jason Hayes.  Daughter Nancy Rodriguez. His sister Irene Montminy.  Grandsons Barry Provost Jr., Thomas Rodriguez, Blake Provost, and Rogen Hayes.  Granddaughters Brianna Tyler and husband Devin, Ella Hayes and Macie Hayes.  As well as three great grandchildren, Jax, Lexie and Onyx Tyler.  Also many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.

I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all I could not stay another day To laugh, to love to work or play.  Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day.  If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered Joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss Ah yes, these things I too will miss.  Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life has been full, I've savored much Good Friend, Good Times, A loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.  Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now,

He set me FREE!

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