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Sara Dodge

1941 - 2014 BENNINGTON Sara Wellington Dodge, 73, formerly a resident of Old Bennington, passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from complications the result of Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Bennington to Townsend K. Wellington and Barbara M. Wellington and was Vermont's New Year's Baby in 1941. She graduated from the Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y., and from Briarcliff College in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., where she majored in Art, and received the Guggenheim Award for excellence in that subject. Upon graduation, she took a position as an assistant to the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City where she worked until her marriage to David D. Dodge in 1963, and lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, until 1981 when she and her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She was an accomplished artist and was represented by galleries in Scottsdale, Cincinnati, Nantucket, Palm Beach and Naples, Florida. She spent her life painting, sculpting, playing music on her Steinway piano, singing, and raising her children. Sally, as she was known, was loved by her countless friends for her style, her optimism, her sense of humor, and her endless creative talent in everything she did. She is survived by her three children, David D. Dodge, Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Caroline Q. Dodge of Seattle, Wash., and Eliza "Poppy" W. Dodge of Wellington, New Zealand; her brother David S. Wellington of Cincinnati, and four grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Arrangements for services are pending. The family suggests that donations be made in her memory to the , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 12, 2014
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