Douglas Stanley Dawson, 89, of Medford, Ore., passed away peacefully Thursday, January 31, 2013 at his home. He was born October 26, 1923, in St. Ignatius, Mont. to Edward and Viola Dawson. He married Ruth Stafford February 14, 1945. He was employed by the Medford Fire Department and retired after 30 years as a Battalion Chief.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Gary Dawson and his wife Diana of Sherwood, Ore.; granddaughters, Lisa Roos and Julie Dausman; six great-grandchildren; son, Ted Dawson, Medford, Ore.; and grandson, Bob Dawson.
A celebration of Doug's life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keeneway Dr., Medford, Ore. A private interment will be held at the Siskiyou Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medford Firefighters Association Charity Account.