James (Jim) E. Dodd, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 2, 2018. Jim was born Nov. 1, 1953, and was raised on a cattle ranch in Paso Robles.
After college and graduating from law school, Jim went to work at the Ventura County Assessor’s Office where he met his wife of 37 years, Debra. Debra and Jim went on to foster 36 children in the Ventura County system, adopting four.
Jim is remembered for his sense of humor, compassionate nature, and his selfless commitment to his family and his church. Jim served as a mentor and friend to those whose lives he touched.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, James E. Dodd, Sr. and is survived by his wife Debra, son Ryan, daughters Rachel, Maleah, Gracey, Katey, his newly adopted son, Gabriel, his sister Denise and her husband Rene.
He was a wonderful father, husband, son and brother and will be greatly missed.
A private family service was held on Nov. 9.