Floyd Willis Dodge, 80, died April 23, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Following his wishes, Floyd’s body was cremated. His remains will be scattered at Rocky Bar, Idaho.
Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion, 2129 Second St.
Floyd was born on Feb. 4, 1929, at Mountain Home, Idaho, to Clifford and Laura Dodge. He was a retired diesel mechanic of 20 years. Everyone depended on his expertise as a mechanic and he was excellent at what he did, family members said.
Floyd was known to all as “Papa” or “Poppy” and he will be missed by all.
He loved spending time with the love of his life, Alice. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and spending time with family and friends. He was always with a smile and a warm heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Laura Dodge; brother, Marvin; and sister, Laura Flett.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Dodge of Baker City; sons, Dale Dodge of Baker City, Robert Dodge of Vernonia and Darrell Dodge of Eagle Point; daughter, Jody Hancock of Utah; brothers, Ted Dodge of Dryden Wash., David Dodge of Lyons, Don Dodge of Dryden, Wash., and Ed, Jimmie and Joe Dodge, all of Hood River; sisters, Ruth Schroeder of Gates, Lela Sarff of Ketchikan, Alaska, Thressa Perez of Leavenworth, Wash., and Helen Hollenbeck of McClusky, N.D.; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 30, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor