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Watch: Gov. Robert Ray's Funeral in Des Moines

Pat Boddy of Des Moines, a friend of the late Gov. Robert D. Ray's family, plays the harp during his memorial service Thursday at the Capitol in Des Moines. (Hannah Schroeder/The Gazette)
Pat Boddy of Des Moines, a friend of the late Gov. Robert D. Ray's family, plays the harp during his memorial service Thursday at the Capitol in Des Moines. (Hannah Schroeder/The Gazette)

Watch live a stream of Gov. Robert Ray's funeral. The funeral proceedings are scheduled to start today at 12:30 p.m.

Ray, 89, served as Iowa’s 38th governor from January 1969 to January 1983 during a time that spanned the Vietnam War, American cultural change and significant policy and law changes that reshaped the state under the five terms he served as chief executive.

“He’s a giant whose footsteps loom large,” said Nancy Shimanek Boyd, who served in his administration during his fifth term at the Statehouse. “He was an absolutely positive, energetic leader. It was my honor to serve on his staff.”

 

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