Raymond Allen Yungen passed away peacefully on October 16th, 2016 at the Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon. Ray was born February 7, 1952 and was 64 years old at the time of his death. He was a resident of Salem for the greater part of his life.
In the 1980s, Ray became involved in researching and writing on topics related to the Christian faith such as Bible prophecy, current events, and how the New Age and Eastern mysticism has influenced the Christian church.
In the course of his life, Ray wrote several books and articles that were published and circulated worldwide. He spoke at countless conferences and seminars and could often be found on the radio sharing his latest findings. He also gave an annual lecture to Corban University’s World Religions & Cults class for several years.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Albert (d. 1993) and Margaret Elaine (Fadenracht; d. 1995) Yungen—both from Salem, Oregon. He grew up as an only child, was never married, and is survived by one first cousin and several second and third cousins scattered throughout America.
Ray was a man who loved life, loved people, and loved God. His tenderhearted manner touched all who came to know him. In addition to his researching and writing, he enjoyed spending time over a good cup of coffee with friends, listening to music, and being in nature.
Ray had a zeal for truth and was passionate in his desire to help others find and know truth as well. He loved God’s Word and used it as a measuring rod in all he did and believed. Ray’s research and writing ministry impacted tens of thousands of people throughout the world, and he will be sorely missed by many. He has left an indelible imprint on the Christian church that will be remembered for years to come. Ray’s writings and lectures will continue to be distributed through his publisher, Lighthouse Trails Publishing. More information about Ray can be learned at their website: www.lighthousetrails.com and also his website: www.atimeofdeparting.com where you can read articles written by Ray.
There will be a memorial service held in Ray’s honor and open to the public on Saturday, October 29th at 2pm at the Virgil T. Golden Funeral Home on 605 Commercial St. SE in Salem, Oregon 97301.
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