On the evening of May 10, 2015 Ray passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family at the South Sacramento Kaiser Hospital.
Ray Litchfield was born in Lodi, California to Walter and Margret Litchfield on January 3, 1930. He was the youngest of seven children. Ray was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone and knew no strangers. Everyone was family to Ray.
He began his family in Galt, CA with Betty Ray Adams where they had four children and attended the Galt SDA church before moving their family to Canada in 1962 where they began cattle ranching. In 1972 the family returned to California where they began caring for special needs adults in their home while traveling from Acampo, CA to Horsefly, British Columbia, Canada each year.
Simple things such as singing with family and friends while playing his violin on Sabbath evening after family worship filled his heart with joy. Singing with friends in the convalescent homes was also an enjoyable Sabbath afternoon with his Lockeford SDA church family.
He is survived by his wife Betty Litchfield, children Joanne Walter (Irven), Donald Litchfield (Melissa), Carolyn Cooper (Paul) and Doyle Litchfield. Grandchildren Cindi Morris (Ken), Leslie Foster (Brian), Carrie Walter, Anastacia Cabiri, Natasha Litchfield and 7 great-grandchildren.