Dix Alan Dolge
1930 - 2016
Dix Alan Dolge died peacefully on April 8th, 2016 at his home in Carpinteria, Ca with his family by his side.
Dix was born on October 29, 1930 to Georgia McDougall and Henry Dolge in Ventura, Ca. He was the younger brother to June Lauters, who predeceased him. Dix grew up in Ventura, but spent most of his summers in Dayton, Or working on his aunt and uncle's farm, water skiing and fishing with his best friend and cousin. Dix moved to Oregon for high school and graduated from Dayton High School in 1948. After graduation he served 4 years with the Navy Seabees, stationed in Guam for 2 years. He then came home to Ventura and soon met his future wife. Dix and Janice Banks were married on November 28, 1954 at El Montecito Church.
Dix was employed by General Telephone as an installer in 1956 and later became a switch board operator, switch repairman and ended his career as a line troubleshooter. He retired after 32 years of perfect attendance.
Dix always enjoyed being a part of his community. He was a member of the Santa Barbara Moose Lodge and played drums in their drum and bugle core. Dix was a ham radio operator and had the call name CVT, Carpinteria Valley Thumper. As an operator he communicated with people all over the USA. Dix was an avid fisherman fishing in both the ocean and many fresh water lakes and rivers. He loved traveling with his family, especially when they went camping.
Family and friends were very important to Dix and he remembered the details of all his acquaintances.
Dix is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janice Dolge, his 4 children Creig Dolge, Jim Dolge, LuAnn Ames and Holley Galer, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on May 7 at 2pm at the Carpinteria Community Church where Dix was a long time member. All gifts in memory of Dix can be made to the Carpinteria Community Church Memorial Hand Bell Choir.