wa7lt memorial brochure cover

The memorial was held at:
Unitarian Universalist Church
4340 W Ft George Wright
Spokane, WA 99225

Saturday, July 21 @ 2pm

The obituary from the July 15, 2018 Spokesman Review:

Charles Lamar Ray was born in 1933 to Miles Rufus Ray and Ruby Mowdy Ray in Detroit Michigan.He passed away on June 2, 2018 in Spokane, WA.

Lamar was an avid Ham Radio Operator, obtaining his first Federal Communication License in 1948. He was known in the Ham Radio community as C. Lamar Ray WA7LT (ex: K9CUY and W9LT). Lamar was a founding member of the Fort Wayne, IN DX Association and the Spokane, WA DX Association. He was also a member of the Potomac Valley Radio Club.

An active DXer and especially a Contester, he was an operator at the K2GL super-station during the 60s as well as many other contesting venues; some of which he hosted. Lamar was an ARRL Life Member and an ARRL member for over 70 years.

He graduated from University of Michigan in 1956 earning a BS in electrical engineering. Most of his working career was with Magnavox. His work assignments took him to the Washington DC area as well as to Italy.

A memorial service will be held on July 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane.

Be prepared to tell your favorite “Lamar stories.”

The gathering will be informal with refreshments after…including his favorite fruit bowl salad!

Lamar as featured in the October, 2006 picture for the CQ Magazine 2006 calendar

Lamar doing what he liked best – contesting

Lamar showing the SDXA-sponsored plaque for the Salmon Run contest that he won in 2014

Running a CQ SSB WW DX contest from his home as a Multi-SIngle. left to right: Stephen K7AWB, Kirk K7EKM, Randy K7TQ, and Lamar WA7LT