Harold Ray Childs

December 05, 1930 - May 01, 2021
Bellingham, WA

Harold Ray Childs

December 05, 1930 - May 01, 2021
Bellingham, WA


Harold “Harry” Childs passed away on May 1st, 2021 of dementia/natural causes. A lifelong resident of Whatcom County, he was born at his parent’s home on the East Laurel Road on December 5, 1930. He served in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS O’Bannon. After release from active duty, he worked as a welder at Mobil Refinery for 30+ years.

He leaves behind sons, Don (Penny) and Steve (Michelle); grandchildren, Bill, Elizabeth, Grant, Austin, and Evan; great-grandchildren, Alex, Donna, Brandon, Caitlyn, and Harlan; and great-great-grandchild, Sapphire. He will be greatly missed.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 2PM at Greenacres Memorial Park (5700 NW Dr. Ferndale, WA 98248).

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: July 15, 2021 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 NW Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (320) 384-3401

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5 responses to Harold Ray Childs

  1. So sorry for your loss.
    We have so many memories of Harry. From camping, parties and just playing on the farm land.
    I know he will always be in our hearts.

  2. Ross Molberg says:

    Harold is and will be fondly remembered in Beautiful Downtown Laurel by all who got to experience his friendship. He made the neighborhood a better place with his presence. His ability to run and ride his bike great distances were an inspiration to all and some of the neighborhood get togethers in the old chicken coop were legendary. Condolences to Dotty and all the family and thank you for sharing Harry with us. His memories will forever bring a smile to my face and a warm fuzzy to my heart.

  3. I have fond memories of our families boating in the San Juan’s. I am sorry for your loss.

  4. Karen Picht says:

    Harry was our neighbor neighbor in Beautiful Downtown Laurel…
    He was a great man with so many adventures he had done and shared with everyone. He has been missed since he left the neighborhood!💕🙏💕🙏
    Karen and John Picht

  5. Katie Sires says:

    I’ve known Harold since 1954. He was one of the kindest, easy-going people I have ever known. Don and Steve, you had a great Dad. I can’t picture him any way but smiling. (I didn’t go to his burial today because it was too soon after the burial of my own husband.)

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