Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1949

Dovie Ellis Whitley DOVIE MORENE ELLIS WHITLEY, 85, of Rocklin, CA died on Nov. 1, 2017. Dovie was born Dec. 11, 1931 at Ranger, TX to Fred & Maude Ellis. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1949 but graduated from Monahans High School. Dovie was married to Denver Whitley at 17, and the two moved from Texas to California. She was active in Little League and all family activities. She loved to travel, garden and read. She worked at HP for 20 years, before moving to Rocklin where she lived for 40 years. She was preceded in death by husband; Denver, sister; Pat Ellis Hughes (RHS-1949), & daughter in-law; Debbie. She had three sons; Doak (Barb), Dennis and Darrell (Kandi). Dovie was the beloved grandmother of Wendy Lowery (Leif), Danielle Bringham (Michael), Stephanie Whitley, Daisy Whitley, Denver Whitley & great-grandmother to Taylor & Lili Lowery and Karlee Lou Powers. HUSBAND: DENVER WHITLEY died on Nov. 26, 2011. He was born in Ranger TX to Lou & Dolph Whitley. At 17 he joined the Marines during World War II. He saw action at Guadal Canal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. After the war he moved to California and worked with PG&E G.C. line for 42 years. He was active in Little League Babe Ruth and Sr. Babe Ruth in Mt. View. He has resided in Rocklin for the past 32 years. He loved his family, friends, neighbors, sports and the Democratic Party. Proceeded in death by his stepbrother, Eddie Thomas and his daughter-in-law, Debbie Whitley. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Dovie Whitley; brother, Everett and his sister, Ione Fludd. Denver had three sons: Doak (Barb), Darrell (Kandi) and Dennis. Denver was the beloved grandfather of Wendy Lowery (Leif), Danielle Brigham (Michael), Stephanie Whitley, Denver Whitley (Marine Veteran Sgt.) and Daisy Whitley and great-grandchildren Taylor and Lili Lowery and Karlee Lou Powers.