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Rev. Phyllis C. DODD

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DODD, Rev. Phyllis C.
Rev. Phyllis C. Dodd, 92, of Palmyra, ME, died Monday, (May 21, 2012), in Hartford. She was born on Feb. 13, 1920, the daughter of Bertha Lawrence Hitchcock and Rev. Philip Harrison Dodd, in West Hartland. Phyllis attended Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, VA; Savage School of Physical Education, New York City, NY; received a BA degree from Beloit College, Beloit, WI; an MS degree from University of Connecticut., Storrs; and a Master of Divinity degree from Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, ME. Her teaching experiences included public school andd college levels in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. After retiring, Phyllis was called, at age 55, to the Ministry and began studies at Union Theological Seminary in NY City, but later transferred to BTS in Bangor, ME where she completed her studies. Upon graduation Phyllis served churches in the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Maine. Her other vocations included. Camp Director, Industrial worker, Director of Camp Fire Girls, and self-employed horseback riding instructor. Phyllis was also a member of RVing Women and enjoyed hear last Rally, potluck supper and bonfire, in Chaplin, May 18-20, 2012. Phyllis is survived by her sisters, Margaret D. Easton, Whitney Point, NY; Virginia D. Wells and her husband, Harry, of Danbury, Barbara D. Protheroe, Ashford, brother John N. Dodd, Bethel; several nieces and nephews, her special grandson, Terrell-Condon-Einhorn of Plymouth, ME and her companion of 35 years, Carlene F. Bessey of Palmyra, ME. She is predeceased by her parents; brothers, Rev. Philip H. Dodd, Robert Hitchcock Dodd; and sister, Mary D. Zepp and her husband, Rev. Ira Zepp.
A graveside service will be held on June 16, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Freedom, ME with Gwen Chase officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Phyllis' memory to: Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 1, 2012
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