Raymond V Santana Friday, June 9, 1933 - Monday, May 29, 2017

Raymond V Santana, 83, of Santa Maria, CA passed away on May 29, 2017 in his home with his family by his side. Ray was born in Santa Maria, CA on June 9, 1933. The son of Ramon and Julia Santana, he was raised in Guadalupe and attended local area schools.

Ray served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return from the Army he began working in the drywall industry in which he eventually retired from in the early 90’s.

Ray met Katheryn Waller in 1958 with whom he quickly fell in love with. The two married and had two children. Ray comes from a large family and was one of nine children. Loved by many, he was the family jokester always getting a laugh or smile for his facial expressions, sound effects or silly actions. He greatly enjoyed family gatherings, camping trips to Lake Tahoe and was an avid Los Angeles Angels fan. He spent countless afternoons and evenings in front of the TV cheering his team on and attended several games. He couldn’t get enough.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Katheryn Jeanette Santana in 1991 and his son-in-law Simon Hakker in 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Monica Santana Hakker of Nipomo, CA and his son, Raymond Waller Santana III, and his wife Pam of Santa Maria, CA. Ray had five grandchildren, Garett, Colette and Lysette Spurgeon, all from Hanford, CA and Sydney and Madison Santana, of Santa Maria, CA. He also had one great granddaughter, Drew Baxter, of Hanford, CA.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to Dr. Hatem K Mezer, Maria and Staff and Dignity Health Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to your favorite charity in memory of Raymond.

Graveside services will held at the Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Maria CA on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11:00 am.

My condolences.


Manny Mestas

Dear Monica and Santana family, our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

With love, 

Gil and Maria




Monica and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. You dad was a great ,funny guy he will be deeply missed.
Gary and Cindy

Gary and Cindy,

Thank you so much. Life will definitely not be the same without him... Monica



Ray, so sorry for your loss. It's been a whole since I  have seen your father but have great memories of a hard working respectful man! He's now with your mother. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family  ! Godspeed 

Thank you so much, Jeff. I will let Ray know of your message. Yes, he is no longer suffering and now with our mother... Monica 

Monica & Ray I was sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I knew him and his family when they lived in a ranch across from my cousin Rudy Martinez. My parents and his were compadres. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.......Jessie Nunez Beeson


Thank you so much for the kindness of your message. Today was the first time I entered the Dudley Hoffman website and found your message that's been there over a month.  My apologies that I didn't reply sooner. Again, thank you for the nice email and memories shared. I miss him incredibly... Monica, Ray, Pam and families