Obituary -- Ray Edward East

  • 2021-12-22, 07:42 AM (update 2021-12-23, 10:39 AM)
  • Source: The Gardens Funeral Home
Obituary -- Ray Edward East Ray East

Ray Edward East, born on June 27, 1968, in Sanger, CA to Dennis and Sharon East. He passed away peacefully surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him on December 19, 2021.

Ray moved to Nevada in 1988 to attend the University of Nevada, Reno on a track scholarship. He loved Nevada so much he never left. He dedicated his life to law enforcement and most recently served as a police officer with the Walker River Paiute Tribe.

He was predeceased by his son, Michael. He is survived by the love of his life, Dawn East, his parents, his sister Dena Steuer (Nick), his children, Jessica Maley (James), Justin Speed (Brittany), Cassidy East, Trevor East, and four grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 1400 at The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, NV.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Fallon High Desert Detachment Marine Corp League Toys for Tots. Direct donation questions. Junior at [email protected] or Chris at [email protected] or donate to

Source: The Gardens Funeral Home



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Love, Joe and Nancy Maslach -Tonopah
Love, Joe and Nancy Maslach -Tonopah 2022-01-14, 09:24 PM
Joe & I were so very sad to hear from Butch of Ray’s passing - he had fought the good fight bravely as always! We send our most sincere condolences to all of Ray’s family - may they know he is at peace and well now for he was an one of the most outstanding officers & friend & your cherished one - but most of all, God welcomed His child home - indeed He came from the East!
We still have his beautiful Christmas card he sent in years past from you!

Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts 2021-12-29, 02:44 PM
This is shocking. Ray helped me with my career with training and advice. Great man. Sending prayers and love.
Ima Helm
Ima Helm 2021-12-24, 04:55 PM
God Bless you and family. Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.
Kendall 2021-12-24, 09:15 AM
I’m going to miss you everyday! You impacted everyone you called “friend”. God has truly gained a soldier. Until we meet again my friend. Love you forever.
Dan McNamara
Dan McNamara 2021-12-24, 08:38 AM
We are so saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. Thank you for being a ‘Ray’ of Sunshine for Dawn.
Dan & Beth McNamara & Family
Susan Sparke
Susan Sparke 2021-12-23, 04:24 PM
I was shocked to hear of your passing Ray. Guard the gates with Michael and we will see you again one day sir! I will miss you greatly my friend.
Kristy Fonoimoana
Kristy Fonoimoana 2021-12-23, 05:29 AM
You will be missed Ray. I'm still in shock and am praying for your family! You were a true friend and I am thankful for you in my life. Rest in peace and know we will handle the watch from here. I'm sure the reunion was amazing when Michael greeted you home! God bless your family!
sara_mcgowan 2021-12-22, 08:16 PM
So sorry for your loss.
David Hurtado
David Hurtado 2021-12-22, 07:34 PM
Rip my friend Sanger Apaches forever
Don Menz
Don Menz 2021-12-22, 05:29 PM
Elveda Martinez
Elveda Martinez 2021-12-22, 01:54 PM
Prayers to the East family. We appreciate that he served to protect our Schurz community.
Dennis and Joni Eastley
Dennis and Joni Eastley 2021-12-22, 08:44 AM
We were so terribly saddened to hear of Ray's passing. He was as outstanding a man as we have ever met. Sincere condolences to those who loved him and to Ray, may you rest in paradise.