Ronald Dothage, 1930-2010

Ronald Dothage died at his home in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Thursday, December 23, 2010. He was 80 years old. Courtesy photo.

Ronald Rex Dothage passed away on Dec. 23, 2010, peacefully at his home in Clearlake Oaks, Calif. He was 80 years old.

We will dearly miss him. He was loved very much by all of us. Our memories of him will live forever.

Born on Nov. 22, 1930, in Columbia Missouri, Ron was a veteran serving his country in the United Air Force.

After several years of coming to their vacation home in Clearlake Oaks, Ron and his wife Evelyn became permanent residents on April 1976, where they opened R&E Auto Marine on May 1976. Ron retired in 1990.

Ron enjoyed traveling in his motor home, fishing, boating, jewelry making and buying and selling on eBay.

Ron became very familiar and enjoyed the technology of the computer. He attended Clearlake Oaks United Methodist Church and enjoyed participating in church fund raisers and functions.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Evelyn; children, Greg, Ronette and Barry; and stepchildren, Linda, Chris and Debbie. He had 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of life on Jan. 15 at Clearlake Oaks United Methodist Church, 12487 The Plaza, at 12 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Association or Hospice Services of Lake County.