Charles “Jack” Dore was born in Arden, Arkansas on October 31, 1925 to Gracie and Charlie Dore. He was the youngest of five children. His mother died when he was five and his father before he turned nine, causing him to bounce between family member’s homes, always working to help support himself. This started a life of hard work and providing for his family. Jack joined the army at a young age and saw combat in the Pacific during World War II.

He married Janice Bennett in 1950 and settled in Orick in a home they built themselves overlooking dairy pastures, Redwood Creek and the Pacific Ocean. It is here they raised their family of four kids, spending 56 years as part of the Orick community before moving to Rio Dell in 2006 to be closer to family.

Dad worked for Wolf Creek Logging and Cal Pacific Lumber until the Redwood National Park was established. That didn’t stop his work career as his talent of running logging equipment was sought after by smaller gyppo loggers. He was proud when he was brought out of retirement to help build the 101 bypass between Orick and Klamath. While working in the logging industry kept him busy, his spare time was filled with deer hunting and fishing which brought him joy and provided for his family.

Dad was preceded in death by his loving wife, Janice Dore, in 2019, after 68 years of marriage, son, Thomas Dore, and daughter, Teresa Lewis. Preceding him also were all of his siblings: Mandy Ruth, Frank Dore, Gertrude McMahan and Edith Hammons.

He leaves his daughter Kathie (Dave) Bugbee, son Frank (Pam) Dore, son-in-law Rick Lewis and grandchildren Jackie (Joe) Eldridge, Monica Lewis, Marci (Dan) Schultz, Lindsey (Ryan) Kleiner, Katie (Charles) Ellebrecht, Jessica (Nick) Guest, Frank (Katie) Dore, Heather (Mike) Jager and Aubrea Fritz. He also leaves behind his beloved great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Madison Eldridge, Hallie Pitts, Austin Ellebrecht, Lavender Guest, Clark and Wyatt Schultz, Avery and Amelia Dore, and Adeline and Etta Mae Kleiner.

Dad went to heaven on May 2, 2022. We would like to thank Dolly, DeeDee and the staff, especially the memory unit, of Frye’s Care Home who cared lovingly for dad for the last three years. Also a big thanks to the VA Home Based Primary Care Program, especially Rebecca, Julie and Francie who blessed us with medical advice and gave Dad the best coordinated medical care possible. Lastly, we would like to thank Hospice of Humboldt for their compassionate care during his final days. A family graveside service will be held to honor our beloved Dad.


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