Shelly Codd

January 9, 1963September 22, 2022
Obituary of Shelly Codd
Machelle Dawn "Shelly" Wester Codd, died peacefully at home on September 22, 2022. She was 59. Faith, family, friends and charity defined Shelly - she truly lived a life of purpose, compassion and care for others. Shelly was the beloved wife of Thomas W. Codd, Jr.; loving mother of Thomas W., III, Kevin Francis, Michael Patrick and Kaitlin Marlene; devoted sister to Kevin (Pam), Mark (Lori), Kelly (Bill), Kris (Bill); cherished daughter of Marilyn Wester; dear niece of Lenice Miller Postel, Sandra Miller Kelsey (Maynard), Doris Wester Caldwell (Arden), Elaine Wester Harkins, the late Dale Wester and the late Keith Miller; fond aunt of 16 nieces and nephews; dear daughter-in-law to Marilyn and the late Thomas Codd; sister-in-law to Timothy (Marie), Steve, Matthew and Jeff (Linda) Codd; and friend to many. Shelly was born January 9, 1963, the youngest of three children, in Rochester, Minnesota, to the late Marlene Miller Wester and the late Donald Gustav Wester. When Shelly was 5, the family moved to the farm in Stewartville, Minnesota, where Shelly lived until moving to Dallas, Texas, in 1984, where she worked at North Park National Bank until 1987, when she joined Price Waterhouse. There Shelly met Tom, who she married in 1993. After Tommy was born in 1994, she changed professions to run the household, raise her children and serve her community. Kind, sweet and caring, Shelly could light a room with her beautiful smile, the twinkle in her eyes and her infectious laugh. Shelly was tremendously charitable and volunteered for many causes, primarily in the Dallas Catholic Community. Shelly loved spending time with her family and myriad friends, red wine, vodka/soda, splash of cran, decorating for holidays, hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve dinners where everyone was welcome, Nordstrom Rack, Mexico beaches, travel to Italy, France and Ireland, dogs, cats, art, theater, book club, Pilates, Cooper Fitness Center, gardening, spending time at Lake Kiowa and visiting the family farm in Minnesota. She gamely battled brain cancer with her usual grace, good spirit and humor, with nary a complaint. Shelly received exceptional care from the UTSW neurosurgeon, radiation oncologists and neurooncologists; her caregiver Sijon Cherinet and Divinis Care Hospice. More powerful than any treatments were the daily visits and countless acts of kindness she received from so many dear friends. Shelly gave freely of her time, talent and treasure to many causes. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Shelly's memory to Notre Dame of Dallas School, Catholic Charities Dallas, North Texas Food Bank or a charity of your choice. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at St .Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas, 75244. Mass of Christian Burial will also be at St. Rita on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 12:00 pm, Rev. Joshua Whitfield, celebrant. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 75225. Pallbearers are Jeff Atkinson, Frank Guidone, Tom Wunderlick, John Olajide, Joe Allen, Alfredo Duarte, Matt Sullivan, Scott Moore. All are welcome to celebrate Shelly at Bugatti Ristorante, 3802 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 75220, after interment.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Rosary Service

Monday, September 26, 2022

Funeral Mass

Monday, September 26, 2022

Committal Service

Monday, September 26, 2022