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Meet Ramon Aragon for the first, and last, time




Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray helping fix a car in Lincoln Heights, 1949
Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray in a swimsuit, 1940's
Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray and his wife, Frances and their infant daughter Suzette with a family friend on 9th street in downtown LA, 1947
Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray studying for his barber's license on 6th street in downtown LA
Photo courtesy of the Aragon Family
Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray and his coworkers at Hammond Lumber company in South LA, 1955
Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray and one of his daughters
Photo courtesy of the Aragon Family
Ray poses in a photobooth in the 1940's.
Ray in his final years


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Ramon Aragon, or "Ray" as many knew him, was Offramp producer Taylor Orci's abuelo. He died on Monday, March 27.

Temple Street, 1945
Temple Street, 1945
Photo courtesy of the Aragon Family

Ray was a teenager when he moved from Albuquerque to LA in the 40's. Something special the family have is many black and white pictures of old Los Angeles.

Ray and a relative near the LA Civic Center, 1947
Ray and a relative near the LA Civic Center, 1947

A few years ago, Taylor brought her recorder to her grandfather's house, plunked down a few old pictures, and asked Ray to talk about about them. 

And though she didn't plan on eventually crafting the recordings into a remembrance, they have become one.