Clara Paulette Dodd
Clara Paulette “Paulette” Dodd, raised in beautiful Bloomington Springs, Tenn., and a longtime resident of Anderson, until 2008, when she moved to Prince’s Lakes near Nineveh, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, after a nearly two-year-long battle with breast and lung cancer.
Paulette was known for her strong work ethic; her common-sense wisdom; her progressive thinking on race, religion and politics; her compassionate and nurturing spirit; her love of animals; and her concern for the environment (she was fanatical about reusing and recycling, long before it was popular or government-supported).
She had sweet country ways, was an avid reader of fiction and loved watching movies.
She proudly provided a consistent and caring home for multiple pets during her entire adult life. Paulette was particularly fond of the last several years she spent at her lake cottage on Kinman Drive, where she often remarked on the beauty of her lake view from the kitchen window.
Paulette is survived by three adult children, Tina Michelle Cox of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dina Margaret Cox of Trafalgar and Shane Carlisle Boram of Anderson.
Although Paulette will be missed dearly, her close family and friends will remain inspired by her positive attitude and valiant fight against cancer, as well as her calm and peaceful decision to allow the battle to end.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:45 p.m. Friday at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or other tokens of sympathy for the family, please make your tax-deductible donation to The Humane Society of the United States. To make your donation online, go to www.humanesociety.org/donate, and click on “Memorial Donations” to make your donation in memory of Clara Paulette Dodd. To make your donation by mail, send your check payable to The Humane Society of the United States and mail it to 2100 L St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.