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des moines: He was 89, according to Vancouver Courier. Ray, who never faced a serious election challenge during his 14 years as governor, died Sunday morning at a nursing home in Des Moines, said his former chief of staff David Oman. Robert D. Ray, who helped thousands of Vietnam War refugees relocate to the state and defined Iowa's Republican politics for years, has died. Ray had been battling Parkinson's disease for several years, Oman said.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver High on Life vloggers die in Shannon Falls tragedy Minimum wage increases go into effect June 1 across B.C. Classic works take on the modern world in Bard on the Beach Which way is the right way for Cambie Bridge cyclists Ray once said that his approach to governing was simple leave politics out of the decision-making process. Let's just decide what the right thing to do is, and then we'll decide how to promote it. I used to tell the staff, whenever we would talk about something like that, that you don't start talking about politics at all, Ray told The Associated Press during an interview in November 2011. ( As reported in the news.