Barbara DODD

DODD Barbara Lolita (Bryant) June 29, 1916 – May 29, 2008 It is with profound sadness that we announce the recent passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother who passed as she lived her life, with peace and dignity just one month short of her 92nd birthday. Our loss is great but we are comforted that her life was well lived and provided us with many beautiful memories. She was well respected by all for her gentle nature and will be appreciated always for being a wonderful mom who created a loving home and instilled valued qualities. Born in Elk City, Idaho, she moved at an early age to the Dorothy area for 9 years then to the family homestead in Bearberry. After marrying Bill Dodd in 1937, they lived in Olds then moved to the Harmatten area where they farmed and raised their family until retiring to Olds, where Bill passed away in 1987. Barbara enjoyed her home on 57th Ave, where she continued to enjoy gardening, craft making and volunteering for the Mountain View Auxiliary and the Evergreens until deteriorating health necessitated a move to Sunrise Village in 2003 and eventually Continuing Care for 8 months. Barbara's family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care she received at both these facilities. Barbara is survived by Marie (Claude) Edgerton of Olds, Don (Ann) Dodd of Sylvan Lake, Dale (Marlene) Dodd of Medicine Hat, Glen Dodd of Traverse City, Michigan, Darlene (Ron) Reed of Calgary, Gary (Carole) Dodd of Edmonton, Brian (Maureen) Dodd of Calgary and Kerry Dean Dodd (Cathy) of Red Deer, 20 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Please join the family for a celebration of Barbara's life on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harmatten Community Centre (14 Miles west of Olds on Highway 27 and 2 miles south). "I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done." Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS Olds. Phone 556-3223. Proudly serving our community for over 45 years.