Dorothy Dodge

March 13, 1932February 4, 2013

Dorothy Dodge March 13, 1932 ~ February 4, 2013 Carmel ~ Dorothy Dodge, a twenty-eight year resident of Carmel, passed away after a short illness. Born in Susanville, California to Keith Allen and LaVere Adams Dodge, she was a 1949 graduate of Lassen Union High School. Dorothy graduated in 1953 from Stanford University where she majored in journalism. During her four years at Stanford, she worked on the Stanford Daily and, in her senior year, she was elected the first woman editor of the Daily outside of wartime. Dorothy then went to New York City, receiving her Master’s Degree in political science from Columbia University in 1955. Having been editor of her junior high, high school and college papers, she decided she wanted nothing as much as to return to California to work for a newspaper. Dorothy worked for the Marysville-Yuba City Appeal Democrat for thirty years, first as a reporter, next as a copy editor and then became the city editor. She was active in the Associated Press News Executives Council, receiving their California President’s Award, again one of the first women to be so honored. In 1985, she joined the staff of the Monterey Herald, where she worked until her retirement in 1997. Dorothy lived at Del Mesa Carmel where she was active on the library committee and belonged to the computer club. She was a member of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church and, at one time, served on the vestry. Dorothy is survived by many lifelong friends including her Stanford Daily friends and Pat Griffith. For the excellent care Dorothy received, thanks are given to her massage therapists, Richard and Jan Cohen, Eric Willson, Jennifer Campbell, Pilar Segonia and the Del Mesa staff and special thanks to Dorothy’s friend, Sole Willrodt, and Drs. Elliot Light and Michael Galloway. Services will be held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, March 7 at 1:00 PM followed by committal in the church’s columbarium. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 28005 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, 93923 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 21 Lower Ragsdale, Monterey, 93940.


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February 27, 2013

Farewell to a beautiful, intelligent, fun loving woman and a dear friend. She will be missed by those who loved her.
Brice and Dora Draper - Del Mesa

Reg Henry

February 19, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Dorothy's passing -- she was a lovely human being and a good, reliable journalist, with whom I was honored to work with.

Kate D.

February 18, 2013

To the family of Dorothy Dodge: We don't always have to know a family to have empathy for them when they lose a loved one in death. I wish to express my condolences as you endure this great loss. Also, our loving heavenly Father is the "God of all comfort" and he can and will help you through this difficult period because "he cares for you".

Chuck Smith

February 18, 2013

Dorothy has had a lasting influence on me. She was demanding and encouraging. A great journalist. A tough boss. A great teacher. A gracious host.

Ruby Bernstein

February 17, 2013

Dorothy and I met at Stanford in 1949. Our friendship continued when she worked on the Appeal-Democrat: I'd leave Concord at 3 p.m. on Fridays after teaching to storm through the valley to spend weekends, the beneficiary of Dorothy's fun parties and her father's trout plentiful in DD's freezer. Our mothers and we traveled together to Mt.Shasta, and DD and I had good times at Ashland. She was a sincere and generous friend.

Mike Geniella

February 16, 2013

A unique individual, and an intellectual who could match wits with the best of them. She also was a kind soul, who respected others. Dorothy loomed large in my early adulthood. I am grateful.

Lewis Leader

February 16, 2013

I had the pleasure of working closely with Dorothy for nine years at The Herald. She was a consummate and conscientious journalist and a very fine and witty person who made coming to work that much more pleasant.

Robert Curry

February 16, 2013

A tough but great boss, Dorothy was an even better journalist who guided me for many years in Marysville.


February 16, 2013

Dorothy and I enjoyed many trips down the coast to see Jan and Richard and on occasion enjoyed going to Rocky Point for lunch. Dorothy will be greatly missed.

Dick Simpson

February 16, 2013

Dorothy--A great friend for 50 years, from Marysville days on. A good pal who shared common interests, especially on politics, good food, and mutual friends She was a specialist in the art of conversation.