Raymond Doll was born the seventh child of 13 to Frank and Christine Doll on March 6, 1951 in Bismarck, N. D. He was raised a few miles away in Glen Ullin, N. D., along with his five brothers and seven sisters.
He moved to Seattle, with his family in late 1960′s, and graduated from Renton High School in 1969. After high school he worked multiple types of jobs including: a crane operator for the Paccar Steel Manufactures and as a municipal operator for the cities of Tukwila and Mercer Island. He married Sue Lindquist in 1973, and had their first son, Michael in 1974. Their daughter, Susan was born in 1975, and finally their youngest son, Christopher was born in 1979. He then moved his family to Tonasket in 1985 to live on his beloved 40 acres near Siwash Creek. He then worked his way through the ranks at the City of Okanogan over the course of 23 years and became the city’s water manager.
He enjoyed spoiling his three grandchildren: Tadhgan who was born in 2006, and twins Maeve and Rowan who were born in 2008. Hobbies that Ray enjoyed other than his 40 acres included: woodworking, spending time with family, working out in his yard, taking long country drives on the gravel roads throughout the Okanogan Valley and visiting local historical sites.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Christine; as well as niece Jennifer; and nephew Tony.
He is survived by his wife Sue at home; children: Michael, Susan and daughter in-law Molly in Portland, and Christopher in Spokane and his grandchildren: Tadhgan, Maeve and Rowan.