Dudley Allison Ketcherside, a real estate agent who was involved in several Redlands service clubs, died on Dec. 2, 2019 — 11 days shy of his 94th birthday.
Born in Yuma, Arizona, on Dec. 13, 1925. He attended school in Phoenix and Kemper Military Institute in Missouri, where he graduated from high school. He also earned a degree in business administration Denver University in 1949. He met and married Pat Tompkins while working for the JC Penney Co. in 1954 in Fontana.
He opened Ketcherside Realty in 1964 and was active on numerous Redlands boards, including the Board of Realtors, Kiwanis, United Way, Chamber of Commerce and Children’s Day Care Center. He retired in 1980.
Ketcherside and his wife traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. After Pat succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, ending 53 years of marriage, he moved to Plymouth Village in Redlands.
While living at Plymouth Village, he met Charline Kuntz. They married in 2009. They had both been active travelers in their earlier lives, and they continued traveling throughout the United States and Europe. In 2011, they went around the world visiting China, India and the United Arab Emirates. Charline died on July 20, 2017.
Ketcherside is survived by his nieces, Lucia Stevenson of Houston and Lynn Sweitzer of Camp Verde, Arizona, and a nephew, Craig Stevenson of Flagstaff.
A joint celebration of life for both Dudley and Charline, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Plymouth Village, in the Brewster room.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may go to Redlands Community Foundation, P.O. Box 8908, Redlands, CA, or Redlands Community Hospital Foundation, 350 Terracina Blvd., Redlands 92373. Condolences may be sent to Lynn Sweitzer, P.O. Box 234, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.