Lewiston Morning Tribune - December 21, 1964

Earl Dodge Dead Of Kidney Infection

      Earl E. Dodge, 58, an employee of the Carney Pole Co. at Ahsahka and a resident of Lewiston about three weeks, died at St. Joseph's Hospital at 10:30 yesterday morning of the effects of a kidney infection. He had been a patient for three days and had been ill almost two years.

      He was born Oct. 7, 1906 at Murray, Idaho, the son of Edgar and Hattie Dodge. He moved with his parents to Ahsahka when he was 11 and completed his schooling there. He worked as a logger and mill worker in Ahsahka area until 1941, when he moved to Port Angeles, Wash.

      He married Margaret Fletcher at Port Angeles April 25, 1943. She survives at the family home at 818 3rd St.

      In 1950 he returned with his wife to Orofino, where he remained until moving to Lewiston earlier this month.

      Survivors in addition to his widow include for sons, Franklin, Gary and Kenneth, all of Lewiston, and Ronald W., Mullan. Two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Choate, Pinehurst, Idaho, and Mrs. Catherine Jacobs, Clarkston; two step-daughters, Mrs. Shirley Jean Stuart, Lewiston, and Mrs. Mona Elizabeth Gordon, Long Island, N.Y.; a step-son, Frederick W. Fletcher, Lewiston; three brothers, Charles, Ahsahka, Raymond, Spokane, and Howard, Seattle; two sister, Mrs. Myrtle Profitt, Ahsahka, and Mrs. Evelyn Bonin, Spokane; and 30 grandchildren.

      The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brower-Wann Chapel. The Rev. Bruce B. Groseclose, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate.

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen, 2014

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