Raymond Curtis Kranovich, known to his loved ones as “Ray” or “the old man,” died on November 15, 2017 at the age of 59 in his hometown Ely, Nevada.
Ray was born on November 19, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was never one for a big city. In his happiest state of mind, you could find him roaming the back roads of Nevada alone in his truck. He would spend days out there, meandering the hills, feeding his curiosity for old mining sites, and exploring through the Nevada desert. He was a simple man and only ever wanted simple things. Mining, hunting, fishing, wandering, a cold beer, a pack of cigarettes, a few good friends, his children, working on hot rods, and Nevada.
Although Ray has traveled around the world Nevada was the one place he truly felt at home, sitting on a mountaintop with a fire burning. Many people would say he was the most stubborn man in the world, but hidden underneath his walls all he possessed was a beautiful soul full of love, compassion, and generosity. Ray was the hardest working man with a talent and passion for mining and tinkering in the garage.
He is survived by son, Laren Kranovich, three daughters, Kamri Kranovich, Shayla Kranovich Owens, and Alexis Kranovich, son-in-law Matthew Owens, grandson McKray Kranovich, brother Michael Kranovich, sister Katherine Kranovich Rountree, and numerous nieces and nephews.