Raymond Sanders Hinshaw was born on April 1, 1942 and was a proud 3rd generation Arizonan who enjoyed gardening, camping, hunting, fishing, traveling the state and impressing folks with his knowledge of the great outdoors. Indoors, he was a worthy chess opponent as well as with ping pong, dominos, and bowling.
Ray worked about 30 years at KPNX-TV Channel 12 before retiring. He was a loyal family man and a strong friend to many. As Ray said in January 1993, as part of employee of the month recognition, “My motto is… You don’t have to remember what you said if you always tell the truth.” He was also inducted into the Rocky Mountain Southwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Silver Circle Society. To be selected, individuals must have served in broadcasting for more than 25 years and have made major contributions to the industry.
Mr. Hinshaw passed away on April 11 2019.