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Clark Freeman Dodge

July 24, 1921 February 1, 2012
Clark Freeman Dodge
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Jeffersonville: Clark Freeman Dodge, Sr., 90, a lifelong resident of the town of Cambridge and the Dodge Homestead, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012, following a brief illness in the Copley Hospital in Morrisville with his family at his bedside. Clark was born in the home in which he resided on July 24, 1921, son of the late Martin Nathaniel and Beulah (Hapgood) Dodge. He attended school in Jeffersonville and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1939. Clark married the former June M. Clapper in the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville April 6, 1973. In his early years, Clark worked for Noble & Pearl Store in Jeffersonville and farmed on the Homestead until accepting a position with the Smuggler’s Notch Ski Village as maintenance superintendent. After his retirement, he was employed by G. W. Tatro Construction Company, then Bertrand Building Supply. Clark shared many hobbies and interests which included sugaring, woodworking, antiquing, town history and vintage automobiles. He had served his community as chairman on the Cambridge and Lamoille Union School Boards and as a Cambridge selectman. Clark was past president of both the Cambridge Historical Society and Jeffersonville Cemetery Association. He was also a member of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association and spent countless hours working in the Cambridge cemeteries doing monument restorations. Clark leaves his loving wife, June C. Dodge and three sons, Clark F. Dodge, II and wife, Pamela of Charlotte, their daughter, Megan E. Dodge of New York City; Tom W. Dodge and wife, Cathy of Williston and Steven D. Dodge of New Bern, NC and his children, Joshua, Samantha and Brett. He also leaves four step children, Donna L. Westover and fiancé, Lucien Hayes of Fairfax, Susan A. Roberts and husband, Michael of West Berkshire, Rev. Steven A. Maxfield and wife, Phyllis of Essex Jct., and Bruce R. Maxfield and wife, Carol of Johnson, 11 step grandchildren, 15 step great grandchildren, 3 nephews, 2 nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his sisters and their husbands, Lorraine and Wendell “Stub” Wells and Thelda and John Warren and his first wife and the mother of his three sons, Iris King Dodge. Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 6, 2012, at 11:00 AM in the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville with his step son, Rev. Stephen A. Maxfield officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be held at a later date in the Dodge Family lot in the Jeffersonville Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Clark’s memory either to Lamoille County Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661 or to the Jeffersonville Cemetery Association, Arlie N. Williamson, Treasurer, P. O. Box 334, Jeffersonville, VT 05464 Assisting the family is Lucien Hayes and the staff of the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans where private messages of condolence may be sent to www.healdfuneralhome.com

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