Raymond K. Tyler

Raymond Keith Tyler, age 78 of Kerrville, Texas, died May 21, 2008, at the Alpine Terrace Nursing Home in Kerrville, Texas.

Memorial services will be held Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church (629 Kansas City St.) in Rapid City, with Pastor Lin Jennewein officiating.

Music will be provided by Diane Ketel, organist, and Maureen Tyler and Jil Jennewein, vocalists. Ushers are Andy Wilson and David Reid.

Ray was born on June 28, 1929 to Arthur Tyler and Mildred Perkins Tyler in Sioux Falls, SD. He graduated from High School in Vermillion, SD, and moved to Rapid City, SD.

He married Dorothy (Bunny) Monson in 1949 and began his business career with a small delivery business which grew to become National Van Lines and then Black Hills Mayflower Moving & Storage which he operated with Dorothy.

Ray enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, hunting and four- wheeling. He was a long time Kiwanis member and he enjoyed his retirement traveling to Mexico and RVing throughout the country.

In 1994, Ray married Maureen Granflaten and helped her run her business of Fjord's Ice Cream. When Maureen sold the business, they moved to Bayfield, CO, and then to Kerrville, TX.

Ray is survived by four daughters, Carol (Ken) Trueba of Corvallis, OR, Kathryn (Cliff) Tyler of Fort Myers, FL, Kristin (Mark) Sammons of Midland, SD, and Kelly (Kent) Tyler of Stavanger, Norway; two step daughters, Wendy (Wade) Hyatt and Toni (Ed) Stewart all of Rapid City, SD; six grandchildren, Teresa Bellinger, Amy Knudson, Angela Meisman, Teri Lambert, Niklas Husefest, Kasper Husefest; five step-grandchildren, Liv Graving and Anna Hyatt, Brooke, Casey and Megan Sammons; six great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Georgia (Lynn) Buehler of Rapid City, SD, and Dorothy (Mel) Freir of Lubbock, TX .

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marty.

Rush Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.