Dean Douglass

Obituary of Dean Richard Douglass

Dean Richard Douglass, 83, of Lodi, died May 24 at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born on November 21, 1919 in Orkney Springs, Virginia. Mr. Douglass enlisted in the National Guard, then in the U.S. Army Air Corps for five years during WWII, where he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for injuries by enemy forces sustained in battle. He was an accomplished pilot and enjoyed flying in addition to fishing during his earlier years. He was a postal clerk for 33 years before retiring, and resided in Lodi for the past 46 years. He was a 41-year member of First Landmark Missionary Church of Lockeford, where he served a church treasurer and Sunday school teacher for teenagers. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Douglass of Lodi; daughter, Judy K. Olson of Lodi; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Martin, in 1986. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Lockeford. Committal and inurnment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, California. Memorial contributions may be made to First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 11011 E. Highway 12, Lockeford, CA. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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