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Sally J. Dodgson

November 6, 1932 — May 14, 2022

Sally Jean Dodgson

Sally Jean (Clancy) Dodgson, of Richland, MI passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. She was born November 6, 1932 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to William L. and Bernice Clancy. Sally led a fulfilling life as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend

Sally's best times were spent with her family creating rituals and traditions that she enjoyed hosting. She wove her Irish heritage into family functions by wearing of the green and especially celebrating St. Patrick's Day. In the fall she could be found watching her favorite Irish Notre Dame team play football.

During Sally's marriage to Lewis, they would frequently attend their grandkid's sporting events, as they were their biggest fans. During their winter months in Florida, Lew and Sally welcomed the family to come down and visit their winter home. It was everyone's anticipated expectation that she would take the family to the dog track, which was one of her favorite pastimes in Florida.

Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis A. Dodgson whom she was married to for 56 years. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Lory Ann Fish; a sister, Molly Ann Howard; a brother, William L. Clancy Jr. and parents, William L. and Bernice Clancy.

She is survived by daughters, Sue (Tim) Davidson of Colorado, Linda Engle of Richland, Lou Ann (Bill) Beeke of Richland, and son-in-law, Jim Fish of Richland.

Sally is also survived by grandchildren, Trish (Keith) McDermott of Charleston, SC, Ryan Davidson of Saudi Arabia, Barrett (Cassady) Davidson of Tampa FL, Brittany (James) Williams of Portage, Peter (Katie) Engle of Kalamazoo, Blake (Alisha) Davidson, Denver CO, Michael (Bailey) Engle of Dallas TX, Josh (Kim) Beeke of Kalamazoo, Barry (Tara) Toornman, Mollie (Matt) Addis of Fairborn, OH, Jordan (Tiffany) of Kalamazoo, Darren (Kim) Fish of Richland, MI, and Lauren Beeke and Lexie Beeke of Kalamazoo. There are also eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 18th at the St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012 with Father David Pinto, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Interment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland. Family and friends will continue Sally's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the committal in the Church Social Hall. Sally's family will greet friends on Tuesday, May 17th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel 9170 East D Avenue (M-89), where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sally's honor may be directed to the Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation, 10100 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083 or the St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Sally may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland

9170 E D Ave, Richland, MI 49083

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Parish Rosary

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Starts at 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland

9170 E D Ave, Richland, MI 49083

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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St. Ann Catholic Church

12648 E D Ave, Augusta, MI 49012

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