Ray’s Story

Site created on May 23, 2018

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Journal entry by Laurie Chane

Celebrating Life the “Ray” Way


“Celebrating Life the ‘Ray’ Way”, a Memorial for Retired Chief Raymond”Ray” E. Velboom will be held on Thursday November 15, 2018 at the National Guard Armory, 38017 Live Oak Avenue, Dade City, Florida 33523.  The Memorial Service will begin at 5:30p.m.  Dinner will be served immediately after the service.  During dinner, there will be a podium and microphone set up for anyone who wishes to share their memories and stories of Ray.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Dade City Police Foundation, 38030 Meridian Avenue, Dade City 33525 or online at www.dadecitypolicefoundation.mydagsite.com.  For hotel accommodations, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn in Dade City, 13215 US 301.  For reservations please contact Michelle or Wilson at 352-567-5277 and say that you will be in town for the memorial.  Please use this local number and not the corporate reservation line.   

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