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Dorothy Lorraine Clauson - Raley

April 23, 1939 ~ November 3, 2017 (age 78)

Dorothy was the oldest of 12 children born to Bertie and James Bryan on April 23 1939 in San Diego California. She graduated from Arcata High School in 1956 and married Tom Raley soon after. She married Donald Clauson in 1988 until his passing in 2001 and then remarried Tom Raley in 2007.

Tom and Dorothy have two surviving children Son Michal Ralf Raley wife Wendy Raley and Daughter Barbara Jean Gourley husband Mike Gourley. Also surviving two Granddaughter Amber Lorraine Hansen husband Michael Hansen, Granddaughter Melesa LouiseYork, and four Great grandchildren Mya Jean Kiles, Maleah Ann Kiles, Wyatt Colt Hansen and Brooke Lorraine Hansen. 

Dorothy was a longtime resident of Cordelia Village where she and her late husband Don, founded Clauson's Realty which served as the "friendly neighborhood realty" in that community for many years! Dorothy was the co-founder and organizer of the annual Cordelia garage sale and Easter Egg Hunt for 30 years. She was an interviewer for the Assist-A-Grad Scholarship Foundation, Sat on the board for Meals on Wheels, was a longtime member of TOPS and Native Daughters, was a past president of the Woman's council of Realtors and was just recognized for her 30 year membership in the Northern Solano County Association of Realtors.

Dorothy loved her family and friends and always had a Great grandchild attached to her hip yet managed to take care of business! She loved vacationing and had been around the world and back. Her positive outlook and love of life will be greatly missed by all!

Memorial Services for Dorothy Raley will be Saturday, Dec 9, 2017, 11 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 101 Oakwood Dr., Fairfield, CA 94534. Please go to to leave any condolences you wish. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Assist-A-Grad scholarship foundation in her name care of the Chamber of Commerce at 1111 Webster Street Fairfield, CA 94533

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Arrangements by Magleby's Oak Park Hills Chapel.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Assist-A- Grad Scholarship Foundation
1111 Webster Street, Fairfield CA 94533

 Service Information

Memorial Service
December 9, 2017

11:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
101 Oakwood Dr.
Fairfield, CA 94534

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