Monday, 29 November 2021

Raymond Neil Dunken and Violet Marie Ogle Dunken

Raymond and Violet Dunken. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Raymond Neil Dunken passed Nov. 11, 2021.

He was born Aug. 6, 1931, near Exeter, California, to Roy and Arlene Dunken.

Ray was the oldest and the only boy of five children. He met his wife of 70 years in high school at Monterey Bay Academy in Watsonville, California.

Violet Marie Ogle Dunken passed Sept. 23, 2021. She was born April 18, 1933, in Arkansas to Arlie and Mary Ogle and the youngest of eight children.

Neil and Violet married June 17, 1951.

Neil served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 as a dental lab technician.

They were blessed with four children and made their home here in Lake County.

Neil founded Dunken Pumps in Lakeport and Violet was the owner and operator of Dunken’s Care Home in Upper Lake. She spent her life loving and caring for others.

Neil loved to hunt and spent many seasons commercial fishing for salmon with Violet.

They are survived by their four children; Rosetta (Earl) Cramer, Jeanine (Dennis) Opp, Lynnie (Mike) Spencer-Smith and Dan Dunken; 11 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; Neil’s sister, Carol Manuel; and a large extended family.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Westlake SDA School (P.O. Box 1587, Lakeport, CA 95453) would be greatly appreciated.

Care entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD1336 and Crematory CR351, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, CA. 95453, telephone 707-263-0357 / 707-994-5611, www.chapelofthelakes.com.

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