Ray Darrold Jarmin, 82, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2022 at Skagit Valley Hospital. He was born on March 2, 1940 in Stanley, North Dakota the son of Ray and Dorothy (Williams) Jarmin.
Ray moved to Rockport Washington when he was three years old and never left. He graduated from Concrete High School in 1958. In 1960 Ray married the love of his life Janis. They had three beautiful children, Kelly, Kevin and Darrold. Throughout the years he had several jobs from the shake mills to logging and working for Seattle City Light. In 1978 he started his own construction business building beautiful homes with his son Kevin.
Later in life he and Janis were blessed with four grandchildren that were the joy of their lives. Ray enjoyed wood working, fishing, camping, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a social butterfly. Anyone who knew Ray would say that he had never met a stranger.
In September 2017 Ray and his family received devasting news that he had stage four bone cancer. The following year, January, 2018, he lost the love of his life. He continued to stay strong and fight his cancer for the next few years. His family would say that these last few years with him were the added bonus years they got to spend with him.
Ray passed away the after what would have been his wife’s 80 birthday and two days before their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. He knew it was quitting time. He is at peace with the love of his life again and will forever live in our hearts and memories.
Ray is survived by his daughter, Kelly Regan (Bobby); sons, Kevin Jarmin (JoAnn), Darrold Jarmin (Christine); grandchildren, Alleigh (Ryan), Aleisha (Jerry), Cody (Taylor), and Kayla (Levi); brother, Verl Jarmin and his extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janis.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dana Aldridge who lived next door, all the friends of the family, his doctor, Dr. Nenninger, his oncology doctors and nurses at United General Hospital for all the help throughout these last few years. As Ray would say “thank you and I love you all.”
A Celebration of Ray’s life will be held at a later date. Share your memories of Ray and sign the online guest register.