July 13, 2018 09:07 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Latest on ceremonies honoring former Gov. Robert D. Ray (all times local):
The motorcade taking former Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray to lie in state at the Iowa Capitol has started its journey across Des Moines.
Ray was born in Des Moines, attended schools and college in the city and served as mayor after his tenure as governor.
In recognitions of his ties to the city, a motorcade transporting Ray's body to the Capitol will first pass locations that were important in his life, including the governor's official residence, Roosevelt High School, Drake University and Des Moines City Hall. Des Moines police vehicles will lead the motorcade through Des Moines, and state troopers will finish escorting the motorcade to the Capitol.
A wreath-laying ceremony will begin about 5 p.m. in the Capitol rotunda followed by visitation until 8:30 p.m. A funeral will be held Friday afternoon in Des Moines.
Ray died Sunday at age 89. He was governor for 14 years and was a past president of Drake University and mayor of Des Moines.
Former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray will be the first person in 63 years to lie in state at the Iowa Capitol.
Ray's body will be brought Thursday afternoon to the Capitol. His funeral will be Friday.
Ray was born in Des Moines, was educated in the city and served as mayor after his tenure as governor.
Recognizing his ties to the city, a motorcade transporting Ray's body to the Capitol will first pass locations important to him, including the governor's mansion, Roosevelt High School, Drake University and Des Moines City Hall. The motorcade will arrive at the Capitol about 4:30 p.m., and a wreath-laying ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.
The five-term former governor died Sunday at age 89.
The last person to lie in state at the Capitol was former Gov. William Beardsley in 1954.
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Updated: July 13, 2018 09:07 AM
Created: July 12, 2018 04:13 PM
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