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May 26, 1925 - Aug. 5, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY Charlotte E. Dodson, 92, passed away Saturday Aug. 5, 2017. Born in Cordell, OK on May 26, 1925, to Harvey Leslie and Marie Goldie (Fisher) Day, she was raised in Cordell, graduating Cordell High School and briefly attending OU and OSU. Charlotte married the love of her life, Joe Austin Dodson, Sr., Sept. 4, 1943. Together, they shared 71 years of marriage until his death in 2015. Charlotte & Joe, along with their family, operated Dodson's Cafeterias and Dodson Art Galleries for nearly 50 years, their early experiences being chronicled by Charlotte at age 85 in "Life on the Line." A faithful Christian, she was a member of the Memorial Road and Oakcrest Church of Christ. Always ambitious and willing to serve the community, she was a member and officer of several civic clubs, professional and auxiliary organizations throughout her life, including The Redbud Club, Early American Glass Club, Women of the South, Oklahoma Christian University, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Arts Council, and Docent at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. She was appointed by Governor Keating to the Library Commission, where she faithfully served for nine years. Charlotte wished to be remembered for her Love of the Lord Jesus Christ, serving others and running the cafeterias. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harvey Day; and husband, Joe Dodson, Sr. She will be deeply missed, but her legacy will continue on within her family and the lives of those she touched. Survivors include son, Joe Dodson, Jr. & wife Dianne, their children, Kathryn & husband Patrick Campbell, Chris & Tameria Dodson (Baker); son, David Dodson & wife Sue, their children, Dacia & husband Mike Harris and their sons, Jack and Sammy, Danae & husband Luke Waits, and Shelley & husband Ross Sauter; son, Benjamin Dodson and his children, Nicholas & Sarah Dodson and their sons, Hayden and Luke, and Lance & wife Danielle Dodson; son, Charles Dodson & wife Diane and their children, Chance & wife Julie Dodson; and daughter, Chelsea Dodson. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Vondel Smith Mortuary South Lakes, 4000 S.W. 119th, OKC, OK 73173. Memorials may be made to Women of the South, P.O. Box 892802, OKC, OK 73189. Friends may leave their condolences and tributes for the family at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 8, 2017
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