Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

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

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 Story

George Blum Obituary


Legacy: Elizabeth Blum Billet (2002)


Fruit Label


Map: Acton Ranches Pre-1908


June 1924


Daughters Bertha & Emma 1937


Blum Ranch 2001 x6

Ray Billet Obituary


For Sale 2017


Tataviam Artifacts


A.C. Mentry Blacksmith Forge 2018

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