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Walter Thomas RaynerAge: 8019312011

Name
Walter Thomas Rayner
Given names
Walter Thomas
Surname
Rayner
Birth February 1, 1931

Death of a fatherWalter Thomas Rayner
1958 (Age 26)

Death of a sisterMerle Esther Rayner
June 6, 1967 (Age 36)
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Killed in Accident A well-known Mudgee woman was killed in a car accident on the Sydney Road five miles south of Cudgegong yesterday afternoon. She was Mrs. Merle Mulley, wife of Mudgee butcher, Mr. Jack Mulley. Mrs. Mulley was driving alone towards Mudgee when the accident occurred at about 1.30 pm. Her car had just passed a low-loader travelling in the same direction when it swerved off the road, broadsided, overturned and hit a tree. It is believed Mrs. Mulley died instantly. Mudgee Guardian Wednesday 7 June 1967, p. 1. Accident Merle Mulley.

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Around the Town With Suzie Death Mrs. Merle Esther Mulley The funeral of Mrs. Merle Esther Mulley, 51, who lived at 38 Douro Street, Mudgee, took place yesterday following a service in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 11am. The ladies of the Mudgee Bowling Club, of which Mrs. Mulley was President, formed a guard of honour from the church. Interment was at Mudgee Cemetery. Requiem Mass was celebrated at 7 am. Mrs. Mulley is survived by her husband Jack and daughters Joan, Diana and Lesley. Mudgee Guardian Friday 9 June 1967, p. 2. Death notice Merle Esther Mulley.

Burial of a sisterMerle Esther Rayner
June 8, 1967 (Age 36)
Death of a brotherNelson Rayner
1989 (Age 57)

Death of a half-brotherNeil Paul Rayner
August 8, 1991 (Age 60)
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Death Notice RAYNER, Neil Paul, 8th August, 1991 at Dubbo Hospital late of Cox Street, Mudgee. Loving husband of Sheila and father of Tony, Greg (deceased) and Leanne, Aged 69 years. His funeral service was held yesterday (Monday) 12th August, 1991 at Mudgee. Eastaugh & Carroll, Funeral Directors, Mudgee Phone: 722384. Mudgee Guardian Tuesday 13 August 1991, p. 23. Death notice, Neil Paul Rayner.

Burial of a half-brotherNeil Paul Rayner
August 12, 1991 (Age 60)
Death September 9, 2011 (Age 80)
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Death Notice RAYNER, Walter Thomas. On Friday, September 9, 2011. Suddenly after a brief illness, at Liverpool Hospital. Late of 'Woodgrove', Mudgee. Dearly beloved husband of Gloria. Much loved father and father-in-law of Stephen and Sue, David & Jan, Karen and Jeff Halliday. Loving Poppy to Kathryn, Liam, Mark, Melinda, Stephanie, Emily and Alexandra. Aged 80 years 'Always in our hearts' The relatives and friends of Mr. Walter Rayner are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mudgee on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, commencing at 2.00 pm. At the conclusion of the Service the cortege will proceed to the Mudgee Lawn Cemetery for interment. Eastaugh & Carroll Funeral Directors Since 1895 John Hopkins and Peter Hannigan Cnr. Horatio and Lawson Streets, Mudgee 6372 2384 - 24 Hours. Mudgee Guardian Monday 12 September 2011, p. 18. Death notice, Walter Thomas Rayner.

Obituary September 26, 2011 (17 days after death)

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Obituary Horseman, shooter, animal lover - a true man of the land (Photo - Walter Thomas Rayner: February 1, 1931 to September 9, 2011). Walter Thomas Rayner was born in Mudgee on February 1, 1931, the youngest of six boys and five girls born to Bertha and Walter Thomas Rayner senior. Walter lived all his life on Woodgrove, riding daily to Burrundulla School on his pony and later attending St. Matthew's, again riding on his horse or 'breaking records' on his pushbike. Growing up on a farm, Walter learned to love and observe nature and told many amusing stories about the things he saw as he went about his daily chores. The land was in his blood and, apart from his family, it was what he loved the most. Walter had a way with animals, which loved him as much as he loved them. His sheep dogs often waited patiently outside the door for him to leave the house. Walter left school at 14 and started his working life on Woodgrove. He was a skilled horseman and because racing was Pop Rayner's passion, Walter was often called upon to break in racehorses or rise at 4am to exercise them. Horses such as Udare and Blazeaway became well known on country and metropolitan tracks. In the 40s and 50s, rabbits were in plague proportions and Walter spent many days rabbiting with one of the workmen and a pack of dogs, taking the opportunity to hone his shooting skills. Shooting was always a favourite pastime and lunch breaks saw many hours of target practice until Walter became an accomplished marksman. During his progression from long barrelled pistols to shorter nosed models, he even managed to shoot off the end of his finger. Later in life, Walter took up clay pigeon shooting and became a keen competitor in matches around the area. In 1952, Walter married Gloria Hayes, and the couple spent 60 wonderful years together. He spotted Gloria at a motorbike rally which she attended with her brother Kevin, and declared to his mates, 'There's the girl I'm going to marry!' Bush fires were another constant at Woodgrove, and the Rayner family nearly had a fire fighting team of their own with Gordon, Nelson, Neil, Brian and Walter. Walter joined the Mullamuddy Bushfire Brigade in the early 1950s and spent many years in the service, including some years as captain. When Pop Rayner died in 1958, the property passed to Brian and Walter, who worked in partnership until Brian died in 1987. With his son David, Walter purchased Brian's share of Woodgrove from Brian's son Warwick. Walter gained his wool classer's certificate by correspondence with the help of his devoted wife and took on this role during shearing, later passing it on to David. Early in the 1950s, Walter decided to attain a pilot's licence as he and Brian enjoyed flying. He didn't quite manage to get his licence but spent many happy hours in the air. Golf became a passion in Walter's thirties and he had a mighty drive - though not always in the right direction. He was a director on what was then the Pastures Protection Board, and enjoyed supporting the local farming community through this organisation for many years. Walter and Gloria enjoyed caravanning, with Swansea a popular destination when the children were small. Later, Walter and Gloria enjoyed several long trips around Australia and a trip to New Zealand. He loved to read, enjoying autobiographies and the fiction of Clive Cussler, Wilbur Smith and Jack Higgins. He was an avid reader of the Readers Digest for over 50 years, although recently he felt it was not the magazine it used to be. Over the years Walter enjoyed many and varied 'discussions' with family and friends, always giving his point of view freely and forcefully. He often pointed out it was never an argument - it was always a discussion. The reliability of the Bureau of Meteorology was a regular source of debate. Still he had to listen, just in case 'they managed to get it right'. Walter is survived by his wife Gloria, three children Stephen, David and Karen and seven grandchildren, Kathryn, Liam, Mark, Melinda, Stephanie, Emily and Alexandra. Mudgee Guardian Monday 26 September 2011, p. 8. Obituary, Walter Thomas Rayner.

Probate September 30, 2011 (21 days after death)

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Probate Notice In the Supreme Court of New South Wales Equity Division. After 14 days from publication of this Notice, an application for Probate of the Will, dated 18 April 2011 of Walter Thomas Rayner late of 'Woodgrove', 526 Queens Pinch Road, Mudgee, In the State of New South Wales, Farmer and Grazier, deceased, will be made by Gloria Florence Rayner and David Walter Rayner. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon his estate to: Dear Loneragan & Hogan, Solicitors, 70 Market Street, Mudgee NSW 2850 Tel: 6372 1099 Fax: 6372 2736 DX 6502 Mudgee. Mudgee Guardian Friday 30 September 2011, p. 43. Probate notice, Walter Thomas Rayner.

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Birth: February 1, 1931
Death: September 9, 2011Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
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    1. Walter Thomas Rayner, son of Walter Thomas Rayner and Charlotte Jane Sheppard, was born on February 1, 1931 and died on September 9, 2011 in Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 80.

      Walter Thomas Rayner had 3 children.

Death

Death Notice RAYNER, Walter Thomas. On Friday, September 9, 2011. Suddenly after a brief illness, at Liverpool Hospital. Late of 'Woodgrove', Mudgee. Dearly beloved husband of Gloria. Much loved father and father-in-law of Stephen and Sue, David & Jan, Karen and Jeff Halliday. Loving Poppy to Kathryn, Liam, Mark, Melinda, Stephanie, Emily and Alexandra. Aged 80 years 'Always in our hearts' The relatives and friends of Mr. Walter Rayner are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mudgee on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, commencing at 2.00 pm. At the conclusion of the Service the cortege will proceed to the Mudgee Lawn Cemetery for interment. Eastaugh & Carroll Funeral Directors Since 1895 John Hopkins and Peter Hannigan Cnr. Horatio and Lawson Streets, Mudgee 6372 2384 - 24 Hours. Mudgee Guardian Monday 12 September 2011, p. 18. Death notice, Walter Thomas Rayner.

Obituary

Obituary Horseman, shooter, animal lover - a true man of the land (Photo - Walter Thomas Rayner: February 1, 1931 to September 9, 2011). Walter Thomas Rayner was born in Mudgee on February 1, 1931, the youngest of six boys and five girls born to Bertha and Walter Thomas Rayner senior. Walter lived all his life on Woodgrove, riding daily to Burrundulla School on his pony and later attending St. Matthew's, again riding on his horse or 'breaking records' on his pushbike. Growing up on a farm, Walter learned to love and observe nature and told many amusing stories about the things he saw as he went about his daily chores. The land was in his blood and, apart from his family, it was what he loved the most. Walter had a way with animals, which loved him as much as he loved them. His sheep dogs often waited patiently outside the door for him to leave the house. Walter left school at 14 and started his working life on Woodgrove. He was a skilled horseman and because racing was Pop Rayner's passion, Walter was often called upon to break in racehorses or rise at 4am to exercise them. Horses such as Udare and Blazeaway became well known on country and metropolitan tracks. In the 40s and 50s, rabbits were in plague proportions and Walter spent many days rabbiting with one of the workmen and a pack of dogs, taking the opportunity to hone his shooting skills. Shooting was always a favourite pastime and lunch breaks saw many hours of target practice until Walter became an accomplished marksman. During his progression from long barrelled pistols to shorter nosed models, he even managed to shoot off the end of his finger. Later in life, Walter took up clay pigeon shooting and became a keen competitor in matches around the area. In 1952, Walter married Gloria Hayes, and the couple spent 60 wonderful years together. He spotted Gloria at a motorbike rally which she attended with her brother Kevin, and declared to his mates, 'There's the girl I'm going to marry!' Bush fires were another constant at Woodgrove, and the Rayner family nearly had a fire fighting team of their own with Gordon, Nelson, Neil, Brian and Walter. Walter joined the Mullamuddy Bushfire Brigade in the early 1950s and spent many years in the service, including some years as captain. When Pop Rayner died in 1958, the property passed to Brian and Walter, who worked in partnership until Brian died in 1987. With his son David, Walter purchased Brian's share of Woodgrove from Brian's son Warwick. Walter gained his wool classer's certificate by correspondence with the help of his devoted wife and took on this role during shearing, later passing it on to David. Early in the 1950s, Walter decided to attain a pilot's licence as he and Brian enjoyed flying. He didn't quite manage to get his licence but spent many happy hours in the air. Golf became a passion in Walter's thirties and he had a mighty drive - though not always in the right direction. He was a director on what was then the Pastures Protection Board, and enjoyed supporting the local farming community through this organisation for many years. Walter and Gloria enjoyed caravanning, with Swansea a popular destination when the children were small. Later, Walter and Gloria enjoyed several long trips around Australia and a trip to New Zealand. He loved to read, enjoying autobiographies and the fiction of Clive Cussler, Wilbur Smith and Jack Higgins. He was an avid reader of the Readers Digest for over 50 years, although recently he felt it was not the magazine it used to be. Over the years Walter enjoyed many and varied 'discussions' with family and friends, always giving his point of view freely and forcefully. He often pointed out it was never an argument - it was always a discussion. The reliability of the Bureau of Meteorology was a regular source of debate. Still he had to listen, just in case 'they managed to get it right'. Walter is survived by his wife Gloria, three children Stephen, David and Karen and seven grandchildren, Kathryn, Liam, Mark, Melinda, Stephanie, Emily and Alexandra. Mudgee Guardian Monday 26 September 2011, p. 8. Obituary, Walter Thomas Rayner.

Probate

Probate Notice In the Supreme Court of New South Wales Equity Division. After 14 days from publication of this Notice, an application for Probate of the Will, dated 18 April 2011 of Walter Thomas Rayner late of 'Woodgrove', 526 Queens Pinch Road, Mudgee, In the State of New South Wales, Farmer and Grazier, deceased, will be made by Gloria Florence Rayner and David Walter Rayner. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon his estate to: Dear Loneragan & Hogan, Solicitors, 70 Market Street, Mudgee NSW 2850 Tel: 6372 1099 Fax: 6372 2736 DX 6502 Mudgee. Mudgee Guardian Friday 30 September 2011, p. 43. Probate notice, Walter Thomas Rayner.