Calaveras Enterprise

Carroll Dow



Retired veterinarian, nurseryman

Carroll Dow died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2003, at a Lodi convalescent hospital. He was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Egypt, Wash. He was 81.

Dr. Dow was raised in Lodi where he was student body president of Lodi High School, played on the football team and was a member of the band. He was also a member of a national-champion FFA livestock judging team.

He earned his DVM degree from Washington State College. He later lived in Hawaii where he was a private veterinarian for a ranch. Returning to Lodi, he founded the Animal Hospital on Ham Lane, and started the CDO ranch where he raised Aberdeen Angus cattle. He was the president of the Western States Aberdeen Angus Association. In 1970, he purchased Dow’s Nursery from his parents and operated it until his retirement.

He was also the president of the Henderson School Board, past president of the Lodi Unified School Board, past president of the Master Nurseryman’s Association, and Henderson School 4-H leader. He owned a home in Calaveras County for many years.

He is survived by a daughter, Raquel Dow of Stockton; a son, Carter Dow of Tiburon; a brother, Orwin Dow of Walnut Creek; two sisters, Selma Heagerty and Evelyn Comartin, both of Lodi; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Dow, and a son, Bradley Dow.

A memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Gierhart-Wells & Donahue Funeral Home in Lodi. Private burial at Lodi Memorial Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California, 105 S. Washington, Lodi, CA 95240.

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