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Zoa F. Dodd of Cocoa Beach, better known to her friends as Zoe, died July 26, 2012, at Wuesthoff Hospital, Rockledge, FL, of heart failure. She was born November 11, 1942 in Ridley Park, PA to the late Florence J. Brim Hill and the late Glenn W. Hill.
She is a graduate of Melbourne High School and Rollins College with a degree in education.
Zoe's career spanned 3 decades as an employee of the government, including NASA, in the Apollo era. She was fond of her memories from Kennedy Space Center. Her final job was as a Contract Specialist in the Washington DC area. When her husband, Richard, retired, they returned home to Cocoa Beach, FL.
Zoe was active in many organizations that she put her heart into, including: Cape Canaveral Hospital Volunteer, Cocoa Beach Yacht Club and Garden Club, Women in NASA, the Red Hat Society, and a supporter of the Space Coast Feline Network. Those who knew Zoe know her fondness for her feline companions and would treat them like her children.
Zoe also had an immense love for shopping. She loved nothing more than buying holiday decorations and gifts for others.
She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 35 years, Richard P. Dodd, in 2004. She is survived by her brother, Sydney Hill of Elizabeth City, NC; her sister, Glenda Stephenson of Palm Bay, FL; her uncle, Jack Hill of Bowie, MD; her uncle, George Brim of PA; numerous cousins, 4 nieces, 1 nephew, 3 great nieces, and 5 great nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 pm, Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Cocoa Beach Community Church, with a reception immediately following.
Memorials can be made to the
or the Space Coast Feline Network.
You May sign Zoa's guestbook at www.beckman-williamson.com.
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Aug. 9, 2012