Date Created: 06/08/2017
Last Updated: 06/08/2017

In loving memory of Ray G. Harriman
3/24/1956 - 6/6/2017

Location: Cortez, Colorado

Visits: 12,194

This memorial was created in honor of Raymond "Ray" G Harriman of Cortez, Colorado. Ray was born on March 24th, 1956 and passed on June 6th, 2017. Raymond was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all his friends, family and students. He was a proud husband to Deborah Lux-Harriman and dad of Kyle Harriman. He grew up in Walsenburg, Colorado. He started teaching at Cortez Middle School in 2001 and transferred over to Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2003. Mr. Harriman coached multiple sports, he served on the Leadership Team for the faculty, and he was the voice of Panther Football at all our home games. Before working at the school he educated people from around the world with his works at Archaeology sites all over the Southwest. He had attended classes through Adams State College, Fort Lewis College, University of Colorado and San Juan College and in 2014 he earned his Master's Degree at the American College of Education. Ray loved to ski and bike in the Boggie Draw area of Dolores, CO. Usually, these trips were made with friends and Luna his Golden Doodle. Many people have used the words energetic and encouraging to describe him this week; but heard most often has been "father figure". If you wanted to see Ray smile all you had to do is ask "Hey Ray, How's Kyle doing?" M-CHS will miss you Mr. Harriman. You were one of our favorite Panthers!


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From: Lynn Byrnes Friday, June 16, 2017
Dear Debbie and Kyle and the entire Harriman Family, I am truly and deeply saddened by your loss...our loss. Ray was such a beautiful and kind man. Debbie, I'm sending all my love and prayers to you today and in the days to come. With Deepest Sympathy. -- Lynn Byrnes

From: Chelsey Medina Monday, June 12, 2017
We love you uncle ray!!!!! ❤❤❤

From: Stacey Hall Monday, June 12, 2017

From: Joanna Payne Monday, June 12, 2017
Love you my dear brother! ❤️

From: William Faught Saturday, June 10, 2017
Rest in peace friend, you will be missed

From: jasmine lansing Friday, June 09, 2017
I enjoyed your class, it was my favorite while I went to MCHS!I enjoyed the seminars & coffee with the pitch ins for donuts :') I remember being late & you sent me to robinson's office. You later apologized the next class period. History class was the most fun because you made it so memorable. You always greeted students in the hall ways, always asked about my uncle bob in his art work, spoke highly of my cousin Kaleb,Tyler & Daniel. I will miss you! Mr. Harriman

From: Lillian Orbke Friday, June 09, 2017

From: Amanda Higgins Friday, June 09, 2017

From: Deb Kennedy Thursday, June 08, 2017

From: Hailey White Thursday, June 08, 2017
Someone you could always look up to. You will be missed. Prayers to the family .

From: Debra Ramsey Thursday, June 08, 2017
A candle for one of our brightest stars! DKR

From: Never Gone Thursday, June 08, 2017

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