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Raymond Stough

Raymond W. Stough, 88, New York, N.Y., died Dec. 26, 2006, at Cabrini Medical Center, New York.

Ray Stough was born March 13, 1918, in Beach, N.D., the son of Dr. Raymond W. and Floy Louise (St. John) Stough. The family moved to Jamestown in 1927. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1936 and Jamestown College in 1940. He was involved in football, music and drama during high school and college. He was an original member of the drama group, "The Prairie Players" during college. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was primarily stationed in the Atlantic Ocean where he was a radio operator. He married Beatrice Williams in Chicago and they later divorced. He then moved to New York City. He was employed as a high school English teacher and was engaged in acting, appearing in off Broadway productions and television. He spent several summers in North Dakota and portrayed historical personalities at the Pembina Museum, Fort Totten and Fort Union; Anton Klaus of Jamestown; and Teddy Roosevelt in the "Old Four Eyes" production at Medora, N.D. He enjoyed history, especially about North Dakota.

He is survived by a sister, Floy (William) McMillan, Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Frances Beier; and a brother-in-law, Arthur Beier.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. David Thompson officiating.

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