Zelma I. Dodson
Feb. 1, 1919 - Oct. 31, 2007
MAYWOOD -- Zelma I. Dodson, 88, of Maywood died Wednesday (Oct.31, 2007) at McCook.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1919, southeast of Maywood to Willie M. and Elizabeth C. (Spence) Flock. She rode her horse to country school south of Maywood. She graduated from NSA in 1936.
She married Glen Richard Dodson on Jan. 22, 1937. The couple made their home near Maywood where they were involved in farming and ranching. They lived in Holdrege for about a year before moving back to the farm south of Maywood.
After Glenn's death 1983, she continued farming and ranching until 1996, when she moved to Curtis, where she lived until 2005. She then moved into Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
She was a member of the Willing Workers Club of Maywood and the Christian Church of Maywood. She was the first Lady in the gumbo clay that had a grass lawn, she was first told that it was a waste of water, but shortly there after others were planting grass lawns.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; great-grandson, Denny Decent; son-in-law, Billy Lloyd; two brothers, Linnaeus and Marlin Flock; sister-in-law, Maude Flock; an infant sister; and two infant brothers.
Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Mae Lloyd of North Platte; Marylin and husband, Marvin Henry of Maywood,; Judy and husband, Gene Catt of McCook; sister-in-law, Irene Flock of Pearland, Texas; eight grandchildren: 19 great grandchildren; 18 great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, at the Maywood Christian Church, Maywood, with the Rev. Dale Heimer officiating. Burial will be in the Maywood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 3 - 8 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.blasestrauser.com.
Memorials are suggested to Maywood Christian Church.
Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Curtis is in charge of all arrangements.