Muriel Elizabeth Dodds
February 11, 1926 – June 1, 2021
Muriel Elizabeth Dodds, born February 11, 1926 in Batavia, Ohio, went to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 1, 2021 with her two loving daughters by her side. Muriel moved to Las Vegas 50 years ago from Illinois, and enjoyed almost 20 years as a teacher at Western High School. After retiring, she maintained a vibrant life, even entering the Ms. Senior Nevada Pageant where she was 1st runner up and Miss Congeniality. Her talent as “Smiles” the Sign Language Clown, grew into a decade long ministry, visiting children in the hospitals and performing at senior centers and nursing homes. She lived a full life -- 95 years -- ministering to others, loving her family, and serving her Lord. She enjoyed painting, all kinds of crafts and needlework, gardening, and being a hostess to family, friends, and neighbors. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed walking in the park, biking and swimming. She is survived by her two daughters: Michelle Dodds and Margo Tims and son-in-law, Barry, two grandchildren: Dustin and Heidi and her husband Juan, and four great-grandchildren: Johanan, Samuel, Timothy, and Elaina. She will be interred in Oklahoma. A Celebration of Life will be held in September at First Baptist Church in Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International or First Baptist Church, Las Vegas.
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Muriel Elizabeth Dodds
June 12, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Our family always looked forward to her visits to Batavia.
June 11, 2021
To Muriel’s Family:
When I received notice, by the Batavia Alumni Association, of Muriel’s death, I knew I wanted to leave a message. My mother, Eileen Colbert Ziegenhardt, and Muriel, we’re good friends at Batavia High School, class of 1943. They would visit if Muriel was in Batavia, and I remember those visits as a little girl. Mother told us stories from their high school days, and a favorite was about their Senior Prom….World War II had summoned most of the boys in their class, so the Prom was all female. The girls all danced together, making the best of the situation.
My Mother, has been deceased since 1973.
Your Mother lived a beautiful and impressive life, and I know how special she was to you all!
I wanted you to also know about her friend Eileen from long ago…wishing you peace and comfort.❤️