Capt. Raymond ‘Ray’ L. Dahl passed away during the evening of January 11, 2019. Captain Dahl was diagnosed last November with Glioblastoma, and also was suffering from a fractured hip resulting from a recent fall. As was Ray’s wishes, no services are planned.

Ray joined West Coast Airlines on October 2, 1967, and made the various mergers with Hughes Airwest, Republic, and Northwest Airlines where he retired in 2001. Captain Dahl is survived by his wife Dianne, his son Greg, daughters Julie and Martha and stepdaughter Shelley, Ray had 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, plus many aviation colleagues and airline friends.

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For those wishing to contact the Dahl family, you can reach Diane at her email address

Always supportive, Ray will be missed by us all.


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