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Dorothy ‘Dot’ McClaine

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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:00 am

Dorothy "Dot" McClaine, 95, of Lodi, died Feb. 14. She was born Dorothy Nance on Feb. 2, 1917.

Mrs. McClaine graduated from Lodi High School. She worked at Woolworth's and was a waitress for many years at the Cosmopolitan and El Topaz restaurants, and opened her own business, Dot's Beauty Spot on Lockeford Street, in 1961. She enjoyed eating at her favorite restaurants, cooking for family and friends, camping, attending parties, playing poker and gardening roses. She was a member of the Cosmetologists Association, PTA, Soroptimists, Native Daughters, Lodi Woman's Club, Emblem Club and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by six children, Darryl McClaine of Fresno, Fred McClaine of Sausalito, Darlene Steele of Oakdale, Bill McClaine of Lodi, Pam Roach of Lodi and John McClaine of Rio Vista; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, "Fritz" McClaine; and siblings Nancy Moden, George Nance, Clarence Nance and Ruth Roza.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi. Inurnment will be private.

Guest books may be signed at and



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