Doreeta J. Domke was born in Henryetta, Oklahoma. She and her husband, Donald, moved from Southern California to Redding in 1956 when the population was just 12,000. In 1957 Doreeta “Dee” went to work for Redding’s first, and then only, television station where she met Carl and Leah McConnell, who were principal stockholders in KRCR Channel 7. She joined the Foundation Board in 1993, and retired as the General Manager of the television station in 1995. The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce honored Dee as the 2013 Citizen of the Year. She’s active in the nonprofit community, and enjoys traveling and spending time with her grown children and grandchildren.