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Former Gov. Robert Ray dies

Ray was 89 and battling Parkinson's

July 8, 2018
Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer (apeterson@esthervillenews.net) , Estherville News

Former governor Robert Ray, who served as Iowa's governor for 14 years, died Sunday, July 8.

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Sunday afternoon:

(DES MOINES) Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Sunday on the passing of former Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray:

"Governor Ray's legacy lives on in the millions of people that he impacted as a tremendous statesman for Iowa and our nation. His civility, courage and common-sense governing set a high standard for those who followed.

"May our prayers and thoughts bring peace to First Lady Billie Ray, her daughters and family at this time."

 
 
 

 

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