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Remember William Dumas – 9/18/1932 – 9/20/2017

The Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association is mourning the loss of William (Bill) Dumas.  He was a leader, a mentor and a friend to so many people in the sport of dogs.  Bill was always smiling.  Whether he was teaching a stewarding class or working on a committee, Bill was generous with his sound advice and always had a word of encouragement.

Bill joined VCDFA in 1977.  He and Shirley bred Pekingese under the Du-ma prefix.  Bill served the club in every office including President and countless committees including Show Chair for several years.  Most recently, Bill chaired the club’s AKC Disaster Relief Trailer committee which obtained two trailers for Ventura County Animal Services.   One trailer is at the shelter in Camarillo and one in the shelter in Simi Valley.  Work was just beginning on fund raising for a third trailer.  He was re-elected for another three year term as our Delegate to the American Kennel Club, a position he held for over twenty years.

He was dearly loved and is sorely missed.

Bill is survived by his wife Shirley, their three children, seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  Services are planned for this Saturday, October 21st at the CBC Chapel, Port Hueneme.  Base access is required.  Contact Bill Shallenberger at 805-981-2516.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the Disaster Emergency Trailer Relief Fund would be appreciated.  Please send to VCDFA Disaster Relief Fun c/o Shirley Welch 11899 Koenigstein Road Santa Paula CA 93060-9614.

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