August 31,1934 - August 24, 2012
Jack Duane Dodson passed away at home in Albany, OR, on August 24, 2012. Born in Burns, OR, to Merle B. and Marie (Mitchell) Dodson on August 31, 1934, he graduated Burns Union High School in 1952.
He moved to Salem in 1966, and then transferred to Newport, OR, where he resided for 36 years before returning to Burns upon retiring in 1994. In his retirement, he volunteered for the U.S. Forest Service maintaining hiking trails. Jack returned to Albany in 2004 to be closer to his children.
Jack retired from the Burns unit of the Oregon National Guard and was a 24-year volunteer fireman, a 50-year member of Burns Masonic Lodge #97, and Burns Elks, American Legion Post # 63 and a member of Oregon Hunters Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, biking, hiking and beach-combing.
Preceding him in death were his daughter, Pamela, his parents, Merle B. and Marie Dodson, and his brother, Richard Gene.
Survivors include Arden, his wife of 55 years; daughter, Kym and husband, Billy of Broomfield, CO; sons, Michael of Albany, OR, Patrick and wife, Nancy of Dallas, OR, Christopher and wife, Stacey of Bend, OR; and grandchildren, Samantha, Stephanie, Austin, Alison, Krystal, Emily, Tiffany; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held Sept. 15, 2012, at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, 750 SW Bay Blvd., Newport, Oregon 97365.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 1046 SW 6th Ave., Albany, OR 97321 or Newport Fire Department, 245 NW 10th St. Newport, OR 97365.