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Dorothy Boyd Moody

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MOODY Dorothy Boyd Moody, a beloved Catholic woman, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered into eternal rest on December 5, 2004 at her home. Dorothy was born on November 6, 1912 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Thomas A. Boyd and Dorothy Riordan Boyd. She attended St. Joseph's Academy, Jackson High School, and Florida State University. Following her education at FSU, she pursued a dance career in New York on Broadway and returned to Jacksonville to continue as a dance instructor. She was married for 54 years to Maxey Dell Moody, Jr. who predeceased her in 1987. As a life long resident of Jacksonville she was an active member of Assumption Catholic Church, St. Michael's Circle, St. Vincent's Hospital Foundation, and served as president of Right to Life of Jacksonville. She was also a long term member of the River Club, Ponte Vedra Club and Epping Forest Yacht Club. Survivors include her daughters, Maxine Moody Rowland, M. D. (John deceased), Elaina Moody Moran ( Don) and Angel Moody Throop (Jeff); sons, Maxey Dell Moody, III (Judy), Thomas Boyd Moody, Richard Michael Moody (Helen), and Joseph Reardon Moody (Allison); twenty-four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian burial celebrated by Dorothy's nephew, The Reverend Father John Henry Dux at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2004 at the Church of the Assumption. Prayers of final commendation and farewell will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening December 9, 2004 at the Church of the Assumption with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emergency Pregnancy Services, 1637 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204 or Right to Life of NE Florida, 1803 Wofford Ave., Jacksonville, FL., 32218. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 8, 2004
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