Ivins, Utah - Ray "Bill" Hafen, age 77, passed away August 3, 2012 at his home. He was born January 13, 1935 in Ivins, Utah to Walter and Martha Empey Hafen. He married Drexel Adams Sanders on July 31, 1960. They were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple. She passed away July 3, 1995. He married Karen Hunter Cosby on February 14, 1998.
Ray retired from the construction industry after 30 years in the Las Vegas area. He was active in the LDS church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Utah Jazz and The Colorado Rockies play.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Karen; four brothers: Alden (Verla), Lloyd (Sherril), Meryln Jack and Terry (Penny); two sisters: Jenny (Cressell) Sherratt and Leora (Kay Don) Christensen; step-daughter, Janice Potratz; and step-grandson, Gary Potratz; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald and Dale; and one sister, Eva Anderson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ivins LDS 1st Ward Chapel, 15 North Main Street, Ivins, Utah. A visitation will be held Wednesday, prior to services, at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. (Nevada Time) at the Bunkerville Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.