Ila Jean Dodgen

Ila Jean Dodgen

Death 31 Dec 2008 (aged 74)
Burial Amarillo, Randall County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 2S Lot 321 Space 9
Memorial ID 32575724 · View Source
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Ila Jean Dodgen, 74, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home Benton Chapel, 4180 Canyon Drive. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.

Mrs. Dodgen was born March 4, 1934, in Plainview to Eugene and Ila Mae Byars. Her family moved when she was 2 to Shamrock, where she grew up. She graduated from Shamrock High School in 1951 and later married Paul Dodgen on July 24, 1982, in Amarillo. Ila worked for the Veterans Administration in Amarillo for four years and also lived in Austin for 12 years while working for the Department of Defense.

Ila was a member of North Amarillo Church of Christ. She enjoyed all types of crafts and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. She was a great cook, loved spending time with her family and was a very loving and thoughtful wife, mother and grandmother. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Mark, in 2000.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Allen Coleman of Albuquerque, N.M.; two stepsons, George Dodgen and Paul Dodgen, both of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Kathleen Carnahan and husband Norman of Spring; 11 granddaughters; eight grandsons; and 11 great grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, Jan. 2, 2009

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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 2 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32575724
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