Carl Dondero was born on October 10th, 1932 in Lee Vining/Mono Lake, CA and passed away February 13th, 2015 surrounded by his family.  He was raised in Yosemite, CA Indian Village.

Carl Dondero

Carl Dondero

Throughout his childhood growing up in Yosemite, Carl enjoyed the outdoors while also learning his Paiute culture.  As a teen he attended Stewart Indian School in Carson City, NV.  During his time at Stewart he met his wife, Loretta Burns.

Together they raised 8 children.  Carl enjoyed being with his family and spent every deer season around Mono Lake with his children, brothers, nephews, nieces and grandchildren.

He is survived by his brother; John Dondero.  His children; Judy, Terry, Mike, Larry and Waylon Dondero, Gary and Nancy Dondero, John and Rosenda Dondero, Tammy and Tab Andrade, Rosella and Ross Stone, 20 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife; Loretta Dondero, parents; John Dondero and Lena Tom, brothers; Harvey Brown, Roy and Richard Dondero, sister; Della Hern, son; Melvin Dondero, and grandson; Daniel Charley.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at Lee Vining High School Gymnasium in Lee Vining, CA.  Burial to follow at Mono Lake Cemetery.  A potluck will be held at Lee Vining High School Gymnasium following the services.


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