Raymond “Ray” “Bud” Scow


Raymond “Ray” “Bud” Scow, passed away at home, surrounded by family, October 13, 2022.

Ray was born and raised in Arcadia. He felt such a deep connection to the town and its people that he moved back there after raising his daughters in Minnesota. A true craftsman, Ray worked as a pressman and had a life-long passion for woodworking. When he moved back to Arcadia, he built a home across from his mother’s. Ray lovingly tended his acreage with his tractors, filled his and his family’s homes with functional and beautiful custom wood creations and walked his dogs to the creek several times per day. Incredibly active his whole life, Ray also loved to ride his recumbent bike at Arcadia Memorial Park.

Ray was a kind community member to all, including the stray cats who he fed and let find shelter in his barn. A true Norwegian American, he loved coffee, animals and being outside. His family hopes that his story will remind everyone to create their own peace and joy through self-determination, as he always did. The three pieces of advice that Ray gave to his granddaughter were as follows: “Get a good education. Do (your) best and then be satisfied. Money doesn’t make you happy, but a little sure helps.”

A private family service will be held for Ray. To leave an online condolence for his family, please visit www.wozneykillianfh.com.

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