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Ray died December 19, 2016, in Birmingham, Alabama, from an injury received in a fall just before returning to Redmond, Oregon while on a fire assignment. He graduated from Brawley Union High School (CA) and served in the 82nd Airborne. Ray jumped at Redmond from 1995 through the 2016 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Rubio, Ray F. (Redmond 1995)" (2017). Smokejumper Obituaries. 661.