Sandra K. Dodds, 71, formerly of Kirwin, KS, died Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Bowling Green, KY. Visitation was Monday, March 4, from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. A graveside service was at 11:00 a.m., Monday, at the Washington City Cemetery. Pres. Gene Carter officiated. Sandra was born on May 6, 1941 at Spokane, WA to Pete and Margie (Helgesen) Shields. In 1959, she graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle. On September 11, 1965 she was united in marriage to Donald Dodds at Coeur d’alene, Idaho. She attended Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington in the 1986-87 school year. When she met her husband, they both worked for the Seattle City Light. Sandra was a key punch operator and Don a payroll clerk. After having children, she was a stay at home mom. Having been an only child, holidays and special events were chaotic and fun events as compared to her childhood. Family was the center of activity. After moving to Kansas in the early 90’s, Sandy enjoyed attending the Dodds family reunions. Sandra joined the Latter Day Saints church with her husband in 1970 and was later sealed to him at the Provo, Utah Temple. She was very active in her church. She filled her life with reading, sewing, quilting, working in the Latter Day Saints Family History Center and family. While living in Kirwin, Sandra enjoyed the ladies quilting group, participating in completing several beautiful quilts. Survivors include her husband, Donald; four children, Stephanie Dodds and Dale (Kirsten) Dodds, all of Rochester, MN, Daniel (Sandra) Dodds, Glascow, KY, and Stacey (Jeff) Mowatt, Greene, NY; and thirteen grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents.
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