2015-02-19 / Obituaries

Carl Dondero

Carl Dondero was born on Oct. 10, 1932 in Lee Vining/Mono Lake and passed away Feb. 13, 2015 surrounded by his family.

Carl was raised in the Yosemite Indian Village. Throughout his childhood growing up in Yosemite, he enjoyed the outdoors while also learning about his Paiute culture. As a teen he attended Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nev. During his time at Stewart he met his wife, Loretta Burns. Together they raised eight children. Carl enjoyed being with his family and spent every deer season around Mono Lake with his children, brothers, nephews, nieces and grandchildren.

He is survived by his brother John Dondero, his children Judy, Terry, Mike, Larry and Waylon Dondero, and by Gary and Nancy Dondero, John and Rosenda Dondero, Tammy and Tab Andrade, Rosella and Ross Stone, 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife Loretta Dondero, his parents John Dondero and Lena Tom, his brothers Harvey Brown, Roy and Richard Dondero, his sister Della Hern, his son Melvin Dondero and his grandson Daniel Charley.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 in the Lee Vining High School gymnasium at Lee Vining. Burial will follow at Mono Lake Cemetery.

A potluck will be held at Lee Vining High School gymnasium following the services.

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