“A great man who loved education.” Those words from Susan Madsen to describe fellow Cache County School Board member Guy Ray Pulsipher who died Sunday at his home in Avon at the age of 80.Madsen says it was obvious that Pulsipher really enjoyed being on the school board and being involved again with education.”As most people know,” Madsen says, “he spent many years teaching and also in administrative roles. So he cared deeply about education and I think he brought to the board one more voice from his perspective with his background.”Madsen says she very much enjoyed her association with Pulsipher and she says since he had been too sick to attend meetings recently he has been greatly missed.Cache County School Superintendent Steve Norton did not know Guy Ray Pulsipher as a teacher or administrator, but he met him when Pulsipher ran for the Board of Education. In Norton’s words, “Guy Ray was one of the best board members I have ever met.” Pulsipher died shortly before his present term on the school board expired. Norton says he will be greatly missed.”He had the ability to make you feel at ease and comfortable,” Norton says, “and certainly there’s nobody who questioned his desire to do what was best for students. “He was just a great supporter of public education, a great supporter of Utah State and a great supporter of our valley. I think more than anything he was just a great human being.”Norton says Pulsipher seemed to love everyone he met and he never heard him say a disparaging word about anyone. He says Pulsipher’s legacy will live on in the district because two of his children are there. Roger is a teacher and Debbie a secretary at the Nibley School.
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