Raymond Lee Merrill

May 18, 1963 ~ March 17, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old


Raymond Lee “Butch” Merrill passed away peacefully on March 17th, 2023 in Cottonwood, Arizona. Butch was born May 18th, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Butch’s family relocated to Arizona in 1974 and settled in Cottonwood in 1978, where he lived the remainder of his life .

He held a number of jobs throughout this life, but the one he loved most was with Ace Express Shuttle Service. This work gave him the ability to fulfill two of his passion: meeting new people and traveling. He made friends wherever he went.

Another of Butch’s passions is Ham Radios. He became a Ham Radio operator and belonged to the Mingus Mountain Repeater Group (MMRG), where he made many life long friends.

Butch is proceeded in death by his parents Barbara (Frank) Murdaugh and Raymond (Roberta) Merrill.

He is survived by his children, Daniel, Andrew, Diana and Trista. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jerry, Ryen, Skyler, Aria, Marca, Darrell and Dalilah; his sister, Terri and brother, Brian. 

A service will be held at a later date. 





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