Lexington Resident: Pauline M. Dodson, age 100 (1912-2013)

Pauline Marie Dodson, 100, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.

She was born August 17th, 1912, in Cambridge, Nebraska, to Ray William and Hazel Pearle (Carter) Coleman. She was a 1931 graduate of Cambridge High School. Pauline lived in the Cambridge area until moving to Lexington in 1947. In 1934, she was united in marriage to Earle Collicott. Two daughters were blessed to this marriage, Shirley and Bonnie. On June 4th, 1978, she married Delmar Dodson. He preceded her in death on March 18th, 1990.

Pauline owned and operated the Avilon Beauty Shop for 30 years in Lexington, retiring in 1978.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lexington, as well as past president of the Soroptimist Club and Eagles Auxiliary.

Pauline’s interests were many; she enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing and was known to enjoy a bit of gambling.

Pauline is survived by one daughter; Shirley (Dan) Wolfe of Johnson Lake, Nebraska; two step-daughters, Beverly Thompson of Johnson Lake and Jackie Ewald of Kansas; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delmar; daughter, Bonnie (Maloley) Neff; brother, John Coleman; sister, Verna Estergard; stepdaughter, Bonnie DeFruiter; granddaughter, Amy and grandson-in-law, Jim Powers.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 4th, 2013, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Tess Hufford officiating.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 3rd, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

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