Raymond Eugene Paoli

March 1, 1933 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 87)


Raymond Eugene Paoli

March 1, 1933 – November 12, 2020


Devoted husband of Kay for more than 63 years.

Cherished father of Lora (Russ) Minter, Mark (Margaret) Paoli, Linda (Greg) Williams, Cheryl Paoli (Stan), and Annette Paoli (Scott).

Beloved grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of three.

Treasured brother of Joann Kern, Louise Aguirre (Frank) and Ralph Paoli (Judy).

Precious son of Gus and Lena.

Steadfast and reliable friend, godfather, and mentor to many.


Ray will be remembered for: his unconditional love of family and friends; his passion for fishing and camping; his enjoyment of cooking and sharing meals with others; his dedication to many causes including Humboldt Highroads and the Shovel Brigade; his commitment to Elko and Nevada; his sense of adventure; his readiness to lend a hand and convey his knowledge; and, for creating and sharing good times with everyone who crossed his path.  


There is an empty seat at our pinocle game, a left-handed fishing reel without an owner, a secluded place in the mountains without a visitor, a secret ingredient missing in the spaghetti sauce, a broken appliance without a fix, and an everlasting empty space in our hearts.  Rest in peace Ray. You will be forever missed and never forgotten.


A celebration of Ray’s life is planned for next summer or whenever the world is a safer place.


For those wishing to make a donation in Ray’s name, the family suggests giving to the Northeastern Nevada Museum.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Raymond Eugene Paoli, please visit our floral store.


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