Dolores Caffey



Dolores Jean Caffey passed away on March 18, 2012, in St. Helena, Calif.

She was a remarkable woman who lived a very full life.

Born in Great Bend, Kansas to William and Ula Juergensen, she has lived in Clearlake for the last 22 years.

She was formerly a resident of Pleasanton, Calif., where she lived for 12 years. She also had spent time in Claremore, Okla., with her husband when her children were grown.

Dolores had various careers throughout her lifetime. She was very proud of the fact that she worked for Philco Ford making electronic modules, thereby helping to launch the Apollo.

In Pleasanton, she worked at Valley View School as the Cafeteria Manager. While in Oklahoma, she learned to be a taxidermist and to tan hides.

She also raised many different farm animals. After moving to Clearlake, she started working for the Methodist Church in Clearlake managing their thrift store and volunteered there for the last 10 years.

In her spare time, she loved her garden and to do needlepoint.

She is survived by her family; husband of 60 years, Ronald Caffey; children, Robert Caffey (Stella) of Vallejo and Lenard Caffey (Sandy) of Pleasanton; grandchildren, Cariann, Katrina, Jesse (Erica), Kyle
and Cody; sister, Nancy; and three great-grandchildren.

Dolores was a fantastic mother and an awesome lady who will be missed dearly.

A celebration of her life will be held at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, on Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m.

Her family prefers that any donations in her name be made to the Paralyzed Veterans, a cause she has supported faithfully.