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Mary Ellen Dossey


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Mary Ellen Dossey Obituary

Mary Ellen Dossey (Vickers) passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the age of 83. Mary was born in Paola, Kansas on December 19, 1932 to Arthur and Grace Vickers. Her family moved to Filer, Idaho in 1945, where she graduated from high school. In 1950, the family moved to Louisburg, Kansas and Mary went to work in Kansas City. Mary later headed west with two girlfriends and landed in Bakersfield, where she met her husband Chuck Dossey at a Buck Owens show at the Blackboard Café. They married a year later and had sons Mark and Gary, then moved to Sacramento in 1958 where son Kevin was born.

The family moved to Yuba City in 1962 when Chuck started his career with Caltrans. Mary worked as a part-time bookkeeper at Crystal Creamery and other local businesses while raising the three boys. She enjoyed family time and the outdoors, boating, camping, and playing pinochle. After retiring, she was active in volunteer work at Rideout Hospital and enjoyed camping trips with the Yuba Buttes RV Club and spending time with her four grandchildren.

Mary is survived by husband Chuck Dossey of Yuba City, sons Mark (Michele) Dossey of Bishop, CA, Gary (Georgianne) Dossey of Yuba City, Kevin (Ouane) Dossey of Oroville, CA, brother and sister-in- law John and Nettie Vickers of Louisburg, KS, and grandchildren Ashley, Jarod, Anna and Jace. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother David Oscar Vickers of Wyoming.

Services will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the .

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30, 2016
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