Lives Lived: Robert Dodgin |

Lives Lived: Robert Dodgin

Robert Ray Dodgin died Jan. 15. A memorial service will be held April 22 at a family residence in Redding.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1953, to Robert Ray Dodgin and Laura Loretta Franklin.

Mr. Dodgin was a retired electrician who loved the outdoors. From bear hunting to sketching his animals, they were all a part of him. He especially loved his dogs and helped train many during his lifetime. His dog, Shadow, did not need much training; he stuck to Mr. Dodgin.

He could entertain big and little children with his tales – sometimes true, sometimes stretched, he always made people smile.

A longtime member of E Clampus Vitus – Clampers Chapter 10 – he enjoyed all of the activities and participated in as many events as he could.

He loved fishing, boating and swimming. He could swim effortlessly and for long distances. Say the “F” word, and before you could get “ishing” out of your mouth, he’d have his pole and tackle box in hand.

He is loved and will be missed by those who knew him, including his extended family: Brothers, Gerald W. Dodgin of Grass Valley, Joseph Dodgin of Anchorage, Alaska, and John Evertt of Redding; sisters, Teresa Henkle, Brenda O’Neil and Cheryl Dodgin, all of Redding; nieces, nephews and his adopted Modlin family.

His smile will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Connie Modlin, 13626 Dishon Place, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

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