Stanland, Raymond Ellis

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October 2, 1945 - June 22, 2019

Stanland, Raymond Ellis

Raymond Ellis Stanland Jr., aged 73, died on Saturday, June 22, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke. He was born in Mobile, Alabama, where he met his loving wife of 54 years, Karen, in high school. Raymond attended Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Industrial Design, and the University of North Carolina, where he earned a PhD in Urban Planning. Raymond spent many years working as a city planner for the City of Dallas, and as a consultant to municipalities across the country with his planning firm Stanland & Associates.
A talented artisan, Raymond’s motto was, “I could make that.” Raymond had a wide range of hobbies, including photography, stained glass, woodworking, metal working, car repair, plumbing and electrical work, and construction. He never met a project he could not accomplish. But his real hobby was helping people. He was always willing to use his talents to assist family, friends and neighbors with projects—designing and building furniture or kitchen cabinets, building or repairing fences and decks, and helping wherever needed.

Raymond loved his family. In addition to his wife Karen, he is survived by his daughter Kate Stanland Metzler, her husband Eric and their daughter Lilly, his daughter Christina Stanland and her husband Cristian Panaite, his sister Polly Croxton and his niece Cindy Meinhardt, his sister-in-law Barbara Taylor, four great-nephews and nieces, and numerous cousins. He will be sorely missed.

A Celebration of his Life will be held
Thursday, June 27, 2019 – 10:00 am
Casa Emanu-El United Methodist Church 
9998 Ferguson Road 
Dallas, Texas 75228

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Democratic National Committee or to a charity of your choice.

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A Signature Service under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214-340-8008

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Sarah Gardenhire

July 01, 2019 6:35PM

Karen, please accept my deepest sympathy. I will add you and your family to my prayer list. I’m so glad you had so many years with your life partner. I know you have many friends and family members you can lean on for comfort. God bless


Jean Tarver Knizley

July 01, 2019 4:33PM

Karen, so sorry for your lost. My prayers are with you and your family.


Suemcelveen@yahoo.com

July 01, 2019 2:04PM

So very sorry for your loss, Karen. We are traveling and I will contact you when we get home. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Sue and Jerry McElveen


Linda Lodge

June 30, 2019 7:17PM

My dear sweet Karen I am so sorry to hear you have lost your love . My deepest sympathy to you
& your family .
I will be available to you to listen, talk, cry or pray with or for you at the drop of a hat.
My love & blessings,
Linda Lodge


Ruth Runyan

June 30, 2019 6:47PM

Karen, many friends love you and we all send our love and prayers. Raymond was my ginger snap guy I will miss getting them for him this year at Christmas.


Barth Loe

June 30, 2019 6:30PM

Dearest Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy.


Carlene Oliver

June 26, 2019 12:20PM

Karen, you have friends who love and support you during this difficult time.


John Astle

June 26, 2019 8:59AM

I am so sorry to read this. Raymond was always a good friend when I knew him. Prayers for Karen and all of the family.


William Pollard

June 25, 2019 4:43PM

My deepest sympathy to Karen and family. I spent countless days raptly learning about airplanes, minibikes, boxing, model-making, ancient Greece and Rome, camping, and many other manly pursuits as a 4, 5, and 6 year old boy under his voluntary tutelege. It didn't occur to me at the time, but he exhibited endless patience and concern with me, being 9 years his junior. I will forever have fond memories of cousin "Buddy!"


William Pollard

June 25, 2019 4:40PM

My deepest sympathy to Karen and family. I spent countless days raptly learning about airplanes, minibikes, boxing, model-making, ancient Greece and Rome, camping, and many other manly pursuits as a 4, 5, and 6 year old boy. It didn't occur to me at the time, but he exhibited endless patience and concern with me, being 9 years his junior. I will forever have found memories of him


Marion and Carmen Baker

June 25, 2019 3:09PM

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way.


Miles Range, Jr

June 25, 2019 2:35PM

So sorry to hear of Raymond’s Passing. Raymond was always fun to be around. Always quick with a smile and with his diverse background, interesting to talk with. My condolences to His Family.