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March 15, 1929 Aug. 21, 2016
Ralph Dawson

Ralph Lloyd Dawson, 87, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2016 in Fresno, CA. He was born on March 15, 1929 in Geuda Springs, Kansas to his parents Ralph and Ruth Dawson. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, Linda Dawson, his children Kimberly Pereira (Larry) of Texas, Joy Porter (Bob) of Idaho, Ralph Dawson Jr. (Valerie) of Idaho, Brenda Kay Whitley of Idaho, Kathy Imburgia (Chuck) of CA, Kenny Price of Oregon, his siblings Erma Jeanne Barton of Modesto, Richard Dawson (Karyn) of Escalon, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter Suzanne Price and his sister Pauline Napier. Ralph was a long time walnut farmer in the Waterford area. He was such an energetic and creative man, he could do anything he set his mind to. He managed several business ventures over the years and will truly be missed. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Funeral Chapel. A Graveside Service was held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon. For condolences to the family, please visit his online guestbook at

The Escalon (Calif.) Times
August 31, 2016