In Loving Memory: Rodney Lowell Doolittle Sr.
My beloved brother Rodney Lowell Doolittle Sr., 38, of Hoopa, CA, laid to rest on December 18, 2013. Rodney was born on November 9, 1975 in San Jose, CA. He was extremely proud of his sons, Rodney and Emmanuel whom he spoke so proudly of often. Rodney was a very caring father, brother, uncle, and friend with an extremely large heart for his family and friends alike. Regardless of his own struggles, he never thought twice to give the very shirt off his back or to reach out and lend a helping hand when he saw another in need. His big beautiful smile will surely be missed, he was seldom satisfied until he seen others repay him with their own smile in return.
Rodney was an outdoorsman that enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and mostly, spending time with his family. He enjoyed work in cement masonry and was honored to learn the discipline of Karate. Rodney was proud of his love and respect learned from the practice of Karate, which he displayed and taught to his younger generation of cousins and friends.
Rodney Doolittle was preceded in death by his father Reatus Doolittle Jr, mother, Laurabelle Peters Doolittle, brothers: Reatus Doolittle III, and SamuelDoolittle. Cousins: Fran Doolittle, Frank Doolitte, Rachael Doolittle, Michael Wilson, Bonnie Hostler, and Cedric Hostler. Aunts: Corine O’Neil, Alberta Wilson, Ruby Jarnaghan, LeAnn Jarnaghan, and Kathleen Sherman. Uncles: Tony and Samuel Peters, Virgil Doolittle, James “Jimmy” Doolittle,and Dennis Sherman.
Rodney Doolittle is survived by his aunties and uncles: Rita Fern Rogers and John Burr Rogers Sr., Mary Baldy Doolittle and Kenneth Doolittle, Karen Spencer and Carl Deforest Wilson, Susie and Robert Wilson. His sons Rodney Doolittle Jr. and Emmanuel Bussell. Sisters: Loretta Doolittle, Holy Fawn, Cinnamon Rogers, Ginger Rogers, Monda Doolittle, and Chava Florendo.Brothers: Arlen Doolittle Sr.,Ryan Scott Sr., Burr Rogers Jr., and Jason Jones. Nieces:Laura Belle and Rebecca Markussen, Mahleena Scott, Harmony Jones, and Shelbie Jones. Nephews:Nicholas Markussen, Pegoi Scott, Robert Jones.
Rodney Doolittle has an extremely large family of cousins throughout Humboldt and Del Norte County clear to the border of Oregon. The names continue far too long to list.
Services were held on Friday, December 27, at 11 a.m. at the Hoopa Community Center, formally known as Church of the Mountains, Hoopa, CA. Rodney was laid to rest with his parents and family at the Doolittle Cemetery on Bald Hill.
Pallbearers:Lil Rodney Doolittle, Ryan Scott, Emmanuel Bussell, Ryan Markussen, Burr Rogers Jr., Arlen Doolittle Sr., Arlen Doolittle Jr., Virgil Doolittle, Blaze Carpenter, Duane Carpenter, Lance Marshall Jr., Fabian Ruiz, James Doolittle, Lonnie Wilson, Isaac Wilson, Jason Jones, John Donahue, Christopher Peters, Sante Martin, Steven Osbourne, Mikyoh Markussen, Albert Markussen, Philip Harmon, Eagleboy Henderson, Ceily Spot Jr, Joe Davis, Mieral Donahue, Dona’ Jordan, Pegoi Scott, Anthony Peters, Eric Amos, Lawrence Hostler and Damon Martin.
Honorary Pallbearers: Kenneth Doolittle, Marvin Spencer, Carl Wilson, Robert Wilson, Benjamin Spencer.