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Funeral escort for USMC SGT Raymond Ray Smith

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

KAYENTA, AZ – The family of USMC SGT Raymond Ray Smith is requesting a funeral escort on Thursday March 11, 2021.

STAGING: 9:00am Valley Ridge Mortuary, Tuba City, Az
KSU: 9:30 am
DESTINATION: Kayenta Community Cemetery, Kayenta, Az

Gravesite service will be conducted for immediate family only. Thereafter, visitors may pay their respect immediately following services will be conducted in accordance with CDC and Navajo Nation Covid-19 guidelines to protect friends and family. Thank you for understanding and cooperating.

Raymond Ray Smith was 63 years old and born on October 18, 1957 in Gouldings, Utah. In his early years he went to placement in Mesa, AZ. Raymond graduated from Monument Valley High School in Kayenta, AZ in 1976. After high school he enlisted in the military and spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps from 1976 to 1980. A few years after completing his time in the US Marine Corps he completed the Police Academy and became a Navajo Nation Police Officer for 4 years. Raymond was a man of many trades, so after working as a police officer he went to work out of state as a carpenter. He spent the most part of his life being a carpenter on and off the reservation. Raymond was the oldest of 11 siblings, and a father of four, Alvin, Edmund, Natasha and Tasheena. Raymond passed away on March 3, 2021 in Kayenta, AZ.

On behalf of the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders, we send our condolences and prayers to the family of USMC SGT Raymond Ray Smith. We thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten. Rest in marine.

Contact: Jason Smallcanyon (brother)



March 11
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Valley Ridge Mortuary
123 Moenave Rd
Tuba City,, AZ United States
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