Sep 272013

Raymond Leroy Harms, 73, of Winslow passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, with his loving family at his side after a valiant, three-year battle against cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Elks auditorium in Winslow to honor him.
He was born on April 25, 1940, in Wichita, Kan., to Raymond A. Harms and Rogean Carrie Robbins.
Leroy began working at the age of 18 for Santa Fe railroad, starting as an operator, then brakeman and conductor. After 44 years of notable service, he retired as a conductor from BNSF on April 1, 2002. He was a member of United Transportation Union Local No. 113 and a member of Elks Lodge No. 536 of Winslow.
He was an avid bowler, he loved to play shuffleboard and he enjoyed calling the numbers for bingo for the Elks Lodge. He loved to travel and see new places, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and always loved a good game of cards.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Jean; his son Bill (Jill) of Alabaster, Ala., and daughter Debra (Joe Cordova) of Winslow; six grandchildren, Beth, Danielle, Christopher, Renee, John and Kaitlyn; his extended family, Steve Cordova, Andy Cordova, Kathy Warren and their families; his brothers-in-law, Tom Carrell of Bullhead City and David Carrell (Beverlee) of Winslow; and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, along with a community of friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents and his loving grandson, Cody Joe Cordova.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in his name to the Elks Charities Foundation.
A light luncheon will be served following the memorial service. Those who wish to bring a potluck item, please bring it at the time of the service.
  Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.LeroyHarms