Longtime Montesano resident Clifford Raymond Dotson, 87, passed away peacefully at Puget Sound Healthcare Center in Olympia. Clifford was born Sept. 8, 1931, in White Star, Washington, to Harmer and Minnie (Mowrey) Dotson. He was raised in Elma and graduated from Elma High School in 1951.
On June 13, 1952, Clifford married Mary Beth Loman. She survives him at the family home.
Clifford proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Clifford had worked as a grocery store manager. He had worked for Pick Rite in Montesano for 22 years; he has also worked for Safeway in Aberdeen and Hoquiam.
He had attended Montesano Assembly of God and Grays Harbor Foursquare Church.
In addition to his loving wife Mary Beth, he is also survived by son, Brad (Kim) Dotson of Spokane and daughter, Debby Hagara of Elma and two grandchildren, Kale Dotson and Bree (Nathaniel) Hartman. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl, Wayne, Lloyd and Orville Dotson and his sister Lola Price.
A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m., Friday, June 21, at Grays Harbor Foursquare Church, 4800 Central Park Dr. in Aberdeen.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to your local Alzheimer’s support group or association.
To share memories or leave condolences please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary in Montesano.