Harold Raymond Liddicoat

August 14, 1929March 19, 2021

Ray passed away peacefully on March 19, 2021. He was born in Sydney, Australia on August 14, 1929. Ray immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 17. After High School graduation he started working as a carpenter in Long Beach, California.

He then joined the United States Army and served in Korea for two years during the war. Following his military service Ray went back to work as a carpenter and started working on the construction of Disneyland. Ray was dedicated to his profession and Mr. Walt Disney requested his advise on many of the Disneyland projects. Upon leaving Disneyland, Ray received a personal letter of gratitude from Walt Disney.

Ray went on to join the City of Long Beach department of building and safety and had a very fulfilling career as a building inspector.

Ray loved playing golf and following his career he played as much as possible. Although he played on many different courses, Ray’s favorite course was “Big Rec” in Long Beach. He loved the course but especially the people.

Ray is survived by his two daughters and a son, 8 grandkids and 18 great grandkids. All loved hearing stories of his early days in Australia and his time with the City of Long Beach.

Ray’s final resting place will be at the Houston National Cemetery, along with all the other veterans that have served out great nation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to your local Hospice organization.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Harold Raymond Liddicoat

have a memory or condolence to add?

Susan Christensen

March 21, 2021

I got to know Ray as Sharon’s Dad meaning years ago. The man that I got to know was very kind, and loved to be around the family. But if it wasn’t for Sharon, and her open heart, we would have never known Ray. I’m so happy that Ray got to know his Daughter, and Sharon got to feel a Father’s love. Rest In Peace Ray and may your memory be eternal.
Sue & Dawayne