He was born on Feb. 19, 1929, in Ashland to Pearl and Marion Dozier, one of three children.
Betty Sue Dozier died on May 15, 2011.
She was born on July 19, 1930, in Humnoke, Ark., to Pearl and Manuel Flanner, one of eight children.
The Doziers were married for 60 years. He grew up in Ashland, and she grew up in Porterville, Calif. They met when she traveled to Ashland to visit her brother, and were married on June 3, 1950.
To support his family, he worked in the woods and became an experienced hand at building roads. He also worked as a head sawyer in the sawmill. Over the years, when work required his being away from home, he always found a way to keep his family with him.
In 1985, the Doziers moved to Burns and started B&B Maintenance, a janitorial business. They made many friends while working together, retiring in 2003.
The Doziers raised their family actively as Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was an elder for many years.
They are survived by their children, Tim Dozier and wife Fran of Bend, Troy Dozier of Burns, and Susan Swank and husband Randy from Burns; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and Betty’s sisters, Bernice Cook and Ona Powell of California.
They were preceded in death by their parents; daughter, Anita Schmid; his sisters, Marge and Shirley; and her siblings.
Contributions in the Dozier’s memory may be made to the Harney County Hospice, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.