Raymond Leroy Cattoor
September 6, 2012
Raymond Leroy Cattoor was born to Raymond Taphiel and Ruth Eleanor Walrod Cattoor on March 1,1956, in Craig.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Cattoor, and grandparents Joseph and Nellie Cattoor and Leslie and Marie Walrod .
He is survived by his wife, Teri Cattoor; daughter Echo Rae Cattoor(Katrina Kilstrom); stepchildren Shawn and Steven Marquand and Melissa Madden; five grandchildren; his mother, Ruth Cattoor; sisters Patty Cattoor, Lydia (John) Brown and Linda Mullen (Mike Luft); brother Fred Cattoor; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews; and a very large, loving extended family.
Raymond went to school in Craig and went to work for Empire Energy as underground miner from 1976 to 1988, at which time he graduated to machinist for the mine, working above ground in the shop until 1991.
In 1990 he started CWC Custom Machine Shop with Harry Weber and his father, Ray Cattoor, turning the shop over to Mr. Weber after his dad passed away.
He later moved to Denver and continued his career as a machinist until he had to take an early retirement due to his illness.
During this time he met his love Teri Marquand and in January 2010 they were married.
Raymond put up a valiant fight against his illness for 2 years, all that time still caring and giving to family, friends and even strangers. He would not park in the Handicap parking spots because there may be someone who needed it more than he did.
He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, waterfalls, working with his hands, always trying to make something work better, and living his life his way. He treasured his family and many friends.
He lost his battle and God chose to ease his pain and took him Aug. 18, 2012, in his home with family at his side.
He donated his body to Science Care in hopes that it would be beneficial to Cancer Research.
One of his most fervent wishes: Don’t mourn for me, I will always care, Remember me with smiles, I am always there!