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Joanna Franklin Dodge went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 20, 2014. She was the daughter of Sol Franklin and Lenora Bull Franklin of El Paso, Mrs. Dodge was a lifelong resident of El Paso. She was born on November 17, 1920, at 1304 Kansas, El Paso, Texas. She is the last of 4 children whose names were Susan Elizabeth, Sol Jr. and William Neal Franklin. Mrs. Dodge attended Old Bailey and Moorehead grade schools. She was a graduate of El Paso High School in 1938 where she was a member of the National Honor Society. Mrs. Dodge attended El Paso College of Mines, University of Colorado and Baylor University where she received a B.A. degree in 1941. She was active in Kappa Delta Pi Educational Society, and many years later she composed the words to the anthem adopted by both the local and national chapter of Kappa Delta Pi. She received a M.A. degree from Texas Western College in 1957. Mrs. Dodge was a violinist for the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the El Paso Community Concert Association and the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Orchestra. Mrs. Dodge was a lifelong active member of the First Baptist Church of El Paso, Texas. She was also active in the Alumni Association of Baylor and UTEP. Mrs. Dodge is survived by her husband Norman Maxsudian Dodge, three daughters, Margaret Ann Richardson McCollum of Fort Davis, Texas, Amy J. Richardson Stonelake of Bakersfield, CA, and Elizabeth Richardson Weiser of La Vergne, TN. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Lottie Moon Mission fund at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 12:00 noon followed by funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Ford Chapel with internment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.
Published in El Paso Times from June 21 to June 28, 2014
Joanna Franklin Dodge
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