Raymond Sutliff 1927 ~ 2024

Dorrington, CA…Raymond Sutliff November 28, 1927 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 96). Raymond “Ray” Leroy Sutliff, a longtime resident of Dorrington, CA, passed away on February 28, 2024 at the age of 96. He was born in Oakland, CA in 1927. Ray served as a cook in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. He went on to work for the Boy Scouts of America with both the Los Angeles Council and the San Francisco Bay Area council, and retired after 50 years of service.

In 1989, Ray then moved from the bay area to Dorrington, CA with his wife Jackie. Many knew him as “Ray the Balloon Man,” a business he started after moving to Dorrington. Ray was very involved in his community; he was a docent at Big Trees State Park and an active member of Moose Lodge 1123 in Arnold, CA. He is preceded in death by his wife Jackie who passed away in 2002, and by a granddaughter who passed away in 2000. Ray is survived by his three children, daughters Kathleen Everett (Olsen) and Marlene Keven, and son Mark Sutliff; daughter-in-law Shelly ; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Online condolences can be made at https://www.dieboldfuneral.com/. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Angels Memorial Chapel, 1071 S Main Street PO Box 944 Angels Camp, CA 95222, (209) 736-4552.