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Peggy D Dodds

November 1, 1952 - December 26, 2023

Service Date: January 19, 2024

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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Peggy Diane Dodds, 71, died peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer on December 26, 2023, at the EveryStep Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Her amazing faith carried her through.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2024, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd) in Ankeny, IA. An additional memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel (709 E. Maple Leaf Dr.) in Mt. Pleasant, IA, with family greeting friends beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Peggy was born November 1, 1952, in Mount Pleasant, the daughter of Orie Albert and Della Viola (Kirkpatrick) Gray. Peggy graduated from Mount Pleasant with the class of 1971. On January 26, 1990, Peggy was united in marriage to Randy Dodds. The couple enjoyed 33 wonderful years of marriage.

Peggy worked as a banker for over 23 years, sold cars for Shottenkirk, and finally retired as a hairdresser. She loved knitting, crocheting, quilting, and playing cards. Through the years Peggy enjoyed teaching Sunday School, singing in Sweet Adelines and church choir. She also coached little league baseball, acted in the Toby and Susie plays, and was a boy scout leader. Peggy played softball, basketball and bowled. Her family was extremely important and so very loved.

Peggy is survived by the love of her life, Randy Dodds; two sons, Terry (Wyndie) Gholson of Ankeny, and Travis Gholson of Mount Pleasant; daughter, Belinda (Chuck) Allen of Mount Pleasant; six grandchildren, Brady Gholson, Morgan Gholson, Madisyn Gholson, Lydia (Keegan) Pullis of Des Moines, Leah Allen of Mount Pleasant, and Ethan Beaber of Dubuque; sister, Lana (Keith) Zihlman; lots of nieces and nephews; and bunches of great Christian friends.

Waiting for her in Heaven are her grandparents; her parents; and four brothers, Richard, Larry, Bruce, and Brian.

A memorial fund has been established for EveryStep Hospice Kavanagh House, 900 56th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50312.

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