Born 11-7-1917 - Died 7-27-2002
Elsie Joyce Dodson, 84, of Lebanon, Oregon, died July 27, 2002, at the Lebanon Com-munity Hospital. She was born Nov. 7, 1917 in Alton, Mo., daughter of the late Charlie and Hattie Holmes Walter. She married Joseph Noel Dodson March 6, 1937, in Winona, Mo. He preceded her in death. They moved to Oregon from Oregon County, Mo in 1953, from Oregon County, Mo., with two other families, hoping to offer their children more possibilities in life. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Lebanon. Her church family, as well as her own family, was very important to her.She was a fantastic quilter, sewer and crocheter. She made beautiful hand crafted Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, and loved the outdoors and gardening.Survivors include two sons, Edward Leon Dodson of Salem, Oregon, and Ronald Keith Dodson of Beverton, Oregon; two daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hollen of Oregon City, and Martha Joyce Hubbard of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Dodson of Lebanon; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Joseph Dodson, Jr.; three brothers and five sisters.Graveside services were July 31 at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery with arrangments under the direction of Huston-Jost Funeral Home of Lebanon, Oregon.Contributions can be made to American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society, or sent to Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, Oregon 97355.