Raymond G. Araujo Jr. was born on March 8, 1978. He passed away on April 13, 2015, after suffering a heart attack during a training exercise on the Morongo Indian Reservation. Araujo was serving as an inmate firefighter with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was a resident of the Coachella Valley.
He was survived by his mother, Maggie Araujo; father and stepmother, Raymond Sr. and Lydia Araujo; sisters, Elizabeth, Jasmine, Anabelle, Geneva, and Carina Araujo and Priscilla Cota; brother, Ritchie (Amanda) Cota; three children, Raymond III, Romero, and Reylene Araujo; granddaughter, Aliyah; grandmothers, Dolores Garcia(Lola) and Helen Araujo; and extended family.