This past May, Wind Chasers lost a good friend and fellow turbine
builder, Ray Patterson. Ray first came for a visit to ask us a few
questions about our wind turbine about three years ago. Since that time,
he had become a good friend. After taking time off to have heart surgery,
Ray came back last year and began building his turbine.
Ray fit in immediately in our little group. He loved to tell stories to
everyone and anyone who came by, and the stories got better every time you
heard them! He never hesitated to drop what he was doing to lend a hand to
someone else who needed help. A lot of Saturdays, Ray was so busy helping
other people with their turbines, that he didn't get a chance to work on
his own project.
Although Ray didn't get to complete his "turbine adventure"
he certainly added a lot to everyone else's adventure while he was here!
Ray, we miss your sense of humor and your stories. You will not be
The following pictures are a collection of Ray at our shop. We wish
there were more!