Melvin Ray LaRoche was born November 17, 1939 to Elton and Eva (Fike) Ralston in Carthage, Missouri. He graduated high school and entered the United State Air Force. After his discharge, he became a truck driver with almost four million miles of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and a grandson.
Ray passed on June 22, 2016 in the Beaver County Memorial Hospital at the age of 76.
He is survived by his son, Darryl LaRoche of Forgan, Oklahoma; his daughters, Brenda Kay Campbell and Cynthia L. Laroche of Forgan, Oklahoma; one brother, Wayne LaRoche of San Jacinto, California; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.