Ida Marie Dodson

  • "Cassie Fiorenza Simpson"

1930 - 2016 Ida Marie Wondrak Dodson passed away peacefully in Clute, Texas, on January 26, 2016, surrounded by family. Born in San Antonio, on May 18, 1930, to Frances and George Patrick Wondrack, Ida lived most of her life in Beaumont. She graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Education and was a devoted teacher to many children and adults of all ages. She especially loved her years as owner and Director of Dodson's Westside Early Childhood Center. Ida was passionate about her family, friends, her devoted dog Heidi, sewing, oil painting, playing bridge, and volunteering with RCIA, Some Other Place and CASA. Known to those who loved her as Ida, Mom, Grandma, and O.G., Ida was a generous and loving wife of sixty-two years to husband, Troy Dodson, Sr. She is survived by her children, Troy Dodson, Jr. and his wife, Pam; Cindy Taylor; Julie Littlefield and her husband, David; Peggy McDonald and her husband, Johnie; and George Dodson; ten grandchildren, Shelly Dodson Lester and her husband, Evan; Stacey Dodson; Marshall and Morgan Taylor; Emily, Clayton and Aubrey Littlefield; Erin, Jeremy and Jake Hemmings; sister, Mary Jo Holl and her husband, Bob; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her husband and parents, Ida was preceded in death by sisters, Rita Riley and Carolyn Galliford; and brother, George Wondrak. A Rosary for Mrs. Dodson will be recited at 5:00 p.m. with a gathering of family and friends to follow, Sunday, January 31, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 1, 2016, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 843, Beaumont, Texas, 77704. Complete and updated information may be found at:

Funeral Home
Broussard's Mortuary
1605 N Major Dr
Beaumont, TX 77713
(409) 866-3838
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 30, 2016
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