It is with a mixture of heavy hearts and joyous memories that we announce the passing of Raymond Meza, who left us on October 20, 2023. Born on January 3, 1953, in Fresno, CA, Raymond was a man who embodied the virtues of kindness, love, and generosity in ways that left a lasting impact on all who knew him. For those lucky enough to share in his journey, he was a constant source of laughter, his sense of humor a beacon of light in even the darkest of times. As Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Raymond made us all feel loved, cherished, and at times, doubled over in laughter. \n\nRaymond spent a significant portion of his life, a full 50 years, in Lindsay, California, where he lovingly tended to the land as a laborer in agriculture. His commitment to his work was a testament to his character - thoughtful, hardworking, and always willing to lend a helping hand. Raymond had a deep love for his family, which was his guiding compass throughout his life. He was a widower, having lost his beloved wife, but found great joy and solace in the company of his cherished daughters, Christina Meza, Amy Meza and Teresa Meza as well as his grandkids and great grandkids. \n\nRaymond was preceded in death by his father Jose Meza, and mother Mary Herrera along with five siblings (Joe meza, Sal Meza, Tony Meza, Ruben Meza).\n He leaves behind his daughters, siblings (sister Sandra Mejia & brother Gilbert Meza)\ncousins, nieces, nephews, and loved family. Along with a legacy of love, laughter, and generosity that will continue to inspire all who knew him. As we remember Raymond, we are reminded of a quote by Helen Keller: "What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Raymond is not lost to us; he lives on in the laughter he shared, the love he gave, and the lives he touched.\n\nWe encourage those who knew Raymond to share their memories and upload photos to his memorial page. Your stories and pictures will help keep his spirit alive, allowing us to remember not just that Raymond died, but that he lived, and that his life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.