Retired Supply Corps Capt. Raymond Stubbs died peacefully on May 18, 2013 at his home and in the presence of his family. He was born June 25,
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Capt. Raymond Stubbs
1927 in Bismarck, N.D. and later moved to Santa Barbara, Calif. where he graduated from high school and enlisted in the Navy. He later graduated from Stanford University and Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif., earning a BS in Economics and a MS in Management. Capt. Stubbs was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He served his country for nearly 34 years, including shore billets on both coasts (Aviation Supply Office, Pentagon, NAS Alameda), six years in Japan (Fleet Activities Sasebo, NAF Atsugi), and tours aboard USS Albany (CA 123) and USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14).
After retiring from the Navy as a Captain in 1977, he worked for Bechtel Power Corporation at a number of locations, including Saudi Arabia and Midland, Mich., where he retired and lived for many years. In 2012, Capt. Cooper and his wife relocated to The Woodlands, Texas, to be closer to their daughter and granddaughter. He will be remembered as an endless source of economic advice and political commentary, never missing an opportunity to share his wisdom and humor.
His wife, a daughter, a son, his brother, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive him. A memorial service was held at Forest Park - The Woodlands Funeral Home on May 22, and Capt. Stubbs will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at a date and time to be determined.