NEW LONDON, Wis. - Raymond “Cookie” “Rainbow”, 78, Hughson of New London, Wis., died “young at heart” on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Residence in New London.
Ray was born on July 30, 1934, to the late Harry and Thelma (Archambeau) Hughson in Manistique, Mich., where he was raised and graduated high school. While living in Manistique, Ray was active in the Jaycees, the Democratic Party and the Chamber of Commerce. Ray served in the U.S. Military during the Korean Conflict.
In 1969 he moved to Wisconsin and resided in Neenah for six years, followed by Clearwater, Fla., for the next five years. Since 1980, Raymond has lived in New London where he cooked at Rainbow Supper Club followed by Half Nelsons Sports Bar. He officially retired in 2006. Ray enjoyed playing cribbage, wood working, painting, watching sports, gambling, and his many trips to
Jamaica with friends.
Ray is survived by his siblings, Alberta, Richard and Victor; children, Cindie, Tina, Ramona, Romondo, and Terrill; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; as well as many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Montgomery; brother, Jack; and sister, Marilyn.
At Raymond’s request, no services will be held.
Ray’s last favorite saying, “I grumbled when I had to get up in the morning, until one morning I couldn’t get up!”
“Friends and relatives, my request is that you remember me for the good times we had together, God bless, love to all, and thanks for the wonderful memories.”