Teodolfo (Ted) Bolante Dones
June 24, 1924 - September 26, 2017
On September 26, 2017, Ted Dones passed away peacefully in Hanford, CA.
Born in the Philippines on June 24, 1924, he enlisted in the US Navy in 1945 and served honorably until his discharge in 1965. He married Josephine Baltazar in 1947 and lived a devoted life to her for 51 years until her death in 1999.
Ted was a long standing and proud member of the Lion's Club, a lifetime member of the Lion's Eye foundation, a lifetime member of the International Lions Club, and held Lion's Club presidencies in Lemoore, CA, Alameda, CA, and Hawthorne, NV. He also was an active member of the Knights of Columbus in numerous cities of residence and a member of the Fleet Reserve in Lemoore.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Chona Obispo Dones; Daughter Gloria Guerrero and husband Gerald Guerrero of Hanford; son Joseph Dones and wife Lisa Dones of Hayward; 5 Grandchildren: Tina Nguyen and husband Dat, Giselle Simon and husband Greg, Brian Guerrero, Joseph Dones, Jr., and Anthony Dones; 5 Great Grandchildren: Nelson Simon, Joshua Simon, Mason Nguyen, Matthew Nguyen, and Patience Guerrero. He also leaves behind 4 siblings in the Philippines.Interment ceremonies will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 13th at Lemoore Cemetery. Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, October 14th at 12 noon at the Lemoore Senior Center.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution in kind is asked to please do so to the Lion's Eye Foundation of California and Nevada, 711 Van Ness Ave Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94102 in honor of Ted Dones. Anyone wishing to send flowers or arrangements please send them to Lemoore Cemetery for the service on Friday, October 13th. Anyone wishing to send flowers or arrangements please send them to Lemoore Cemetery for the service on Friday, October 13th.