Douglas Alan Dunsdon
Douglas Alan Dunsdon passed away May 1, 2007, in Grass Valley, Calif., surrounded by family and friends.Douglas was born Aug. 20, 1943, in Glenwood Springs, to Douglas Evan and Mildred Elynor Dunsdon. He attended area schools and graduated from Glenwood Springs High School.He joined the U.S. Navy immediately after graduation, and was a U.S. Navy photographer at the Fleet Training Center in San Diego.Doug worked in the aerial photography business and then went into the grocery business, where he spent the rest of his career. He worked in Palo Alto, Calif., Sunnyvale, Calif., San Jose, Calif. and Albuquerque, N.M. He was the previous owner of the Penn Valley Market in Penn Valley, Calif.Doug married Barbara Cole in Carmel, Calif., in June of 1976. Of that union, Ryan Douglas Dunsdon was born. The marriage ended in divorce.Doug later married Due Difiore. This marriage also ended in divorce.He was a past treasurer of Western Gateway Park and a past president of the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce.In his free time, he enjoyed golf, hunting, photography, bowling and senior slow-pitch softball.Survivors include his son; granddaughter Makenna Marie; siblings Ralph Dunsdon of Santa Rosa, Calif., Bruce (Katie) Dunsdon of Eagle, Barry (Peggy Chandler) of Glenwood Springs, Marsha MacAllister of Silt, and Owen Dunsdon of Silt; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.Cremation has taken place.A memorial service will be held in Grass Valley May 12. Another memorial service will be held in Colorado at a later date.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Douglas Dunsdon Memorial Fund, c/o Placer Sierra Bank, 17446 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley, CA 95946.Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 404 Silt, CO 81652.Arrangements have been entrusted to Hooper-Weaver Mortuary.
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