Ray Martin Pulley 89, of Pleasant Grove passed away Monday July 9th, 2001 in American Fork after a short illness. He was born October 17, 1911 in Pleasant Grove, Utah the second son of Chester C. and Minnie Martin Pulley. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School lettering in drama and swimming. Due to circumstances at home he lived with several families in the Pleasant Grove and Manila area. He met Rose Butte at a Halloween party in 1932 and they were married April 19, 1933 in the Salt Lake Temple. Ray was a farmer in his early years but due to health problems he had to leave the farm and then retired from U. S. Steel after 33 years. Ray was active in the Utah National Parks Council of the Boy Scouts of America. While serving as local Scout Master many boys received their Eagle Scout Award. He also served as Scout Master at five National Scout Jamborees. As Water Safety Coordinator at ne National Jamboree he was responsible for the safety of over 2,000 boys as they swam three times in the Pacific Ocean without a fatality. He received is Silver Beaver Award in 1956.
He is survived by his wife of Pleasant Grove, three children; Carol (George) Meyer, Salt Lake City, David A. (Camille) Pulley, Salt Lake City, Lynn Ray (Barbara) Pulley, Orem. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, a daughter Jean LaRae and a granddaughter Catherine Meyer.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13th, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Timpanogos Stake Center 800 N. 100 W. in Pleasant Grove. Friends may call at a viewing, Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E. Pleasant Grove and one hour prior to services.