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Lepha J. Lee-Dodds, 86

Lepha J. Lee-Dodds, 86

Lepha J. Lee-Dodds, 86

Lepha J. Lee-Dodds (Tindle), 86, passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 26, 2016, at the age of 86 after a long battle with Picks disease. She is now at peace and in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Lepha was born in Coxs Creek, Kentucky, on Sept. 16, 1929. She graduated from Austin High School in 1947, and worked as a pharmacist assistant at Austin Clinic, Land O’ Lakes in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and retired from Hewlett Packard, Loveland, Colorado. Lepha enjoyed crafts, crocheting, and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lepha is survived by her loving children, Linda Lee-Witt of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jim E. (Petra) Lee of Anthony, New Mexico, JoAnn Lee-Bates of Austin, Minnesota, Robert A. Lee of St. Paul, Minnesota and stepson Larry D. (Brenda) Dodds of Arvada, Colorado. In addition, she leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, sisters Janet O’Connor of Austin, Minnesota and Florence Anderson of Eyota, Minnesota.

Lepha is predeceased by her mother Elsie Leona Crandall, father John Tindle, stepfather Ralph C. Crandall, husband David E. Lee married February of 1949 and husband Donald Dodds married November of 1972, brother Robert Tindle, daughter-in-law Linda Hartinger, son-in-law Robert K. Witt, and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Dr. Stephen DeFor officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. immediately preceding the service. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.