Thoeda Isabelle (Stout) Dodson died Jan. 31, 2004. She was 85.
Dodson was born, July 22, 1918, in Slater, Wyo.
Dodson's family homesteaded in Baggs, and later moved to Craig, where she graduated from high school in 1937. She worked as a telephone operator after graduation and married Mason Dodson in 1938, soon becoming a housewife and mother. They moved to California for a time, and then back to Craig, where they lived and owned a plumbing and heating business. They later moved to Grand Junction, where they lived for many years. They retired in Roswell, N.M., until her husband's death, and two years later, Dodson moved back to Colorado to be near her children and grandchildren.
Dodson is survived by her three children, Mason Darrell Dodson, Gary Lee Dodson, and Shauna Marie Naftel, all of Littleton; a sister, Donna Faulk, of Billings, Mont.; eight grandchildren; three step-children; eighteen great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.