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Ray F. Billet


Ray F. Billet was born February 17, 1934, in Lancaster, California.  He passed away on April 21, 2016, in Lancaster, California. He was a lifelong resident of the Antelope Valley. 

Ray was a farmer all his life and was a proud co-worker of the famous Blum Ranch in Acton. 

Ray was an active member of his community.  Over the years serving as a Community Club President, Boy Scout Assistant Leader, State & Federal Peach and Pear marketing boards, Soledad-Agua Dulce School Board, and most recently Acton Town Council. 

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth, children; Richard (Valerie), Terry (Gregory Martin), and Donald, grandchildren; Kimberly, Michiko, George, Daniel, Joseph, Sonnia, Yancy, Jesse, Laura, and Angela, great-grandchildren; Aaron, Ryan, Justin, and Arianna. 

Flowers appreciated or donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation P.O. Box 5008, Studio City, CA 91614-5001 or at garysinisefoundation.org

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Blum Ranch 31880 Aliso Canyon Road, Acton, CA. 

BLUM RANCH

Blum Ranch Story


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Homesteading History 1891/1933

George Blum Obituary


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Legacy: Elizabeth Blum Billet (2002)

Ray Billet Obituary


Elizabeth Blum Billet Obituary


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Fruit Label

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Original Fruit Label Artwork

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Blum Masonry in Santa Barbara 1898/1900

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Map: Acton Ranches Pre-1908

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House Construction 11/8/1915

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June 1924

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Daughters Bertha & Emma 1937

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Elizabeth Blum
Miss Acton 1952

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Blum Ranch 2001 x6

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For Sale 2017

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Tataviam Artifacts

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A.C. Mentry Blacksmith Forge 2018

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George Sr.'s Masonry Tools 2019

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Courhouse Relics 2019

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Swiss Trunk

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Branding Iron

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