Mary Teresa Dodd
Mary Teresa Dodd
  • September 24, 1932 - November 13, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Mary T. Dodd, age 85, died on Monday, November 13 at C. C. Young Senior Care in Dallas. From her birth in September of 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she nourished and supported the people around her and her family. Mary Dodd was an only child, mostly raised by her grandmother, and attended Hallahan Girl's Catholic High School on 19th Street. She married Robert S. Dodd Sr and moved with him to Dallas Texas. Despite her lack of a college education and the difficulties for any woman to achieve positions of authority in government or business in the 1950's and
1960's, she rose rapidly through the ranks of government service, putting her good people skills to work in the field of personnel management. She retired at the rank of Assistant Regional Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Mary was devoted to her family and to her church, which from the time she moved to Lake Highlands in 1965 was St. James Episcopal Church on McCree Road. She loved people and many remember her as a kind of second mother. Left to honor her and remember her love are three sons: Robert, Chris and Adam; one daughter-in-law Dawn, two grandchildren Chris and Alex, great-grandson Caden and great-grandson Brayden. Mary was preceded in death by her ex-husband Robert S. Dodd Sr and her
mother, father and grandmother.

Services will be at St. James Episcopal Church in Dallas at a date yet to be determined.

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.