Guest Book for Raymond John Hess III (Edwards)

Provided by Bailey-Kent Funeral Homes

Posted by: Sharon & Larry Schifano
Wed May 27, 2020
Dear Ray,

Unfortunately Larry & I never had the opportunity to get to know RJ. But what we do know is that you provided a life full of love and caring for him and that he shared that love with others.

You, and all family members, have our deepest sympathy in this time of such great sorrow.

Sharon & Larry

Posted by: Leah, David & August Mayer
Wed May 27, 2020
We have fond memories of RJ.  He was a gentle soul and we remember his love for animals was huge.  Our sorrow for your loss is tremendous.

Posted by: Heather and Mark Romanoi
Thu May 28, 2020
Dear Raymond,
I feel deepest sadness for you!!! I want you to know I am your family and I love you and I am here for you if you need anything!
I didn't have the privelage of knowing RJ as an adult but I remember his loving soul as a child. He reminded me of you when you were little. He was alll BOY... ruff and tumble!!!! He was so full of love, wonderment, and energy!!! I have visions of him and his little dog bouncing all over your mom's house. He was so sweet and happy!!! The world will miss him!

Posted by: Julie Bouchoux
Thu May 28, 2020
Ray & Family,
My heart goes out to you for a boy who left this earth way too soon. I did not know RJ well but my brief encounters showed a lively, handsome & soulful young man who was loved a great deal by his family. ❤️
His spirit will live on.

Posted by: Nate Free
Thu May 28, 2020
I enjoyed experiencing RJ’s growth over the years: From a young 11 yr old swimming at Catalina Island, to an older 18 yr old at Red Canyon participating in  our Leadership Class.  He was always kind and seemed to have a gentle soul!

Posted by: Debby Beard
Thu May 28, 2020
I taught RJ and have so many fond memories. He was so smart I called him a human calculator. He could rattle off the correct answer to any business math problem we had. He worked 2 jobs while going to school and always brought in donuts and a smile--even after a shift. He had a heart of gold. I remember my husband gave him a drive test through the driving school. The charge then was 50$ and my husband said "no charge for you since you are one of my wife's favorites and she owes you for all the help you have given her."  2 hours later, my husband found a fifty dollar bill in the console. That's how he was. Understated and humble. He was a critical thinker and maybe overthought things sometimes. He had a great business sense. One day, we had a guest speaker who was a business owner and CPA. RJ listened intently and had such great, complex questions for her. After class was over she asked: "Who IS that kid? He is so bright!" I am so so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many. I will always cherish my times in class with RJ.

Posted by: Kerry Wallace
Thu May 28, 2020
Dear Ray and Hess Family:

My deepest condolences, love and support to all of you. RJ was always a welcome and warm presence in our home. He always felt like family. It brought a smile to all of our faces whenever he was over. A big teddy bear with a great heart, a smile and kind word. For my Son, Nathan, RJ was his best friend with whom he had a deep connection. RJ will be greatly missed and always remembered and celebrated. God bless all of you.

Posted by: Gary & Renee Elliott
Thu May 28, 2020
Dear Ray,
I am sorry that we never got to know RJ. You may remember that I met you both in Pittsburgh when RJ was a small boy. I have heard nice  things about him through the years and that RJ had a wonderful life and family in Colorado.

Although no words can really ease the loss you bear, we are extending our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.


Posted by: Gail L Leppla
Sat May 30, 2020
Dear Ray,
Consider yourself blessed that you had the years with RJ.  He will be with you as the sun rises and sets as the wind whispers you will feel His spirit.

I have traveled your path and my heart is with you.

So glad we shared the day at CU Homecoming Football Game.

Love, “Aunt Gail”