“Memories are precious, they don’t go away, we think of you always and not just today”
Ramon Alan Latham, known to everyone as ‘Ray’ was born in Crewe on the 13th June 1932, he had two brothers and a sister, and lived there all his life.
He attended the Borough School and when he left there he started an apprenticeship at Rolls Royce. In 1953 Ray was called up to do National Service and joined the RAF. After this, he went back to ‘Royces’ where he worked as a New Car Tester and later in the Service Department, travelling to may different countries as part of his job until he retired in 1991 after 43 years.
In the early fifties, Ray met his wife Maureen at the Civic Hall in Nantwich. They married in 1957 and were devoted to each other for 63 years. Rolls Royce was a big part of both their lives as Maureen also worked there. In those 63 years they enjoyed many pastimes and hobbies together, dancing, gardening and watching football. Ray played Golf and was a member of the R.R Enthusiasts Club. They also enjoyed their holidays, travelling to Malta, Spain and Portugal, as well as spending time on the South Coast at Bournemouth and Torquay.
Ray was a very popular person, a bit of a joker and he had a very dry sense of humour. He was also a very well respected man, by the people who knew him, either at work, as a friend and especially by all his family. We loved him and will miss him very much. xxx’