Obit-Celaya1Raymond J. Celaya was born August 29th, 1934 and passed away on March 12th, 2016, he was 81 years old. Raymond was born in Eureka, NV to Mary and Silbero (Pete) Celaya.

Raymond moved to Ely, NV with his family when he was a small child. He attended Ely Grade School and graduated from White Pine High School. After graduating High School, Raymond went into the Armed Services, he was stationed at Fort Carson, CO.

Raymond worked for Kennecott Copper Co. working in both Ruth, NV and Magna, UT. Raymond retired after a 30 year career with the company.

Raymond loved to ride his motorcycle. Anyone who new Raymond knew that his motorcycle was his passion in life. Raymond also enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, playing pool and bowling. He also had a talent for leather work.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Ely Basque Club.

Raymond is survived by his two sisters, Betty Fielding and Mary Margaret Tillman, his son John Danner and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Silbero Celaya, his brother Paul Celaya, brother-in-law David Fielding and wife Patty Celaya.

Services will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, April 8th, 2016. The Rosary will begin at 11:00 AM and will be followed by Mass. The interment will follow at the Ely City Cemetery. A luncheon will be held after the interment at the St. Lawrence Hall.