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Jim Dosdall

Happily married to Karen Lee

Thirteen Children, ages 34-45: Teresa, Cynthia, Michael, David, Jeanne, Sharon, Kristen, Ann, Derek, Jana, Steven, John, Jessica

39 Grandchildren:
(+1 expecting), ages 0-26;
3 great-grandchildren
(+1 expecting), ages 0-2

Occupation: Retired Automotive Engineer

Springfield, UT

We have been blessed with a rich, healthy, and happy life, centered in family and guided by the gospel of Jesus Christ. After a 2 ½ year mail courtship, we were married in December 1964 and moved to Cambridge, MA where Jim received a B.A. in Physics from Harvard. Partnering with a friend from school, he jumped directly into the entrepreneurial world with a high-tech startup Automobile Diagnostic service, too many years before anyone was willing to pay money for mere information (and with noticeably less success than Harvard dropouts Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, whose timing was better). After ten years we moved to Michigan to do the same thing on Ford Motor Company’s dime, accumulating 29 years and 14 patents as an engineer in their research laboratories. Karen’s life focused on home and 13 children, including four adopted from Korea.

Upon retirement, the “grandma factor” took us to Utah Valley where over half of our numerous posterity are centered, and where we live (with one handicapped daughter) in an energy efficient, reinforced concrete dome home which is resistant to fire, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, lightning, termites, and about anything else you care to name, to which Jim added a shop of comparable size and design in which he tinkers to his heart’s content as he tries to figure out how he can build more of them.

The highlight of our recent years was volunteering for an 18-month missionary assignment with Latter-day Saint Charities teaching at an orphanage school in southern India. We now have 200 bright and eager children in India who call us Grandpa and Grandma, and for whom we are seeking American sponsors to help them through their school and college, to take their places in modern India, fluent in both English and their native Tamil. Talk to us about this

Jim Dosdall
Karen and Jim
Karen Lee
The Family

Jim Dosdall
The House

Updated 07/2012

This website is the creation of the Website Committee of North Salem High School Graduating Class of 1962
Website Committee
Shirlye Munkres Sonsteby, Carol Williams Textrum, Nancy McDaniel Shultz, Kathy Pomeroy, Nancy Welty Ramsden, Ramona Kewaygeshik Sachtler, Gary Olson