Doug Ralphs died Dec. 25, 2015 at the age of 70. He was born Dec. 11, 1945 in Los Angeles to James and Edna.
Mr. Ralphs ranched at Gorman Ranch, and ran businesses in Gorman, before relocating to Bass Lake 16 years ago. He was also a member of the Lions Club and Ranchero Visitadores.
He enjoyed watching and attending USC football games, cooking, and traveling a few months each year.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Lloyd and Ronnie.
He is survived by his wife Patty; daughters Mitra Almotahari and spouse Paul Hernandez of Ventura, and Roya Almotahari and spouse Chris Tekaat of Thousand Oaks; and four nephews and one niece.
A celebration of life will be held 4 p.m., Jan. 9, at Benji’s French Basque Restaurant (4001 Rosedale Highway, Bakersfield).