Dodge, Eleanor Fay, Cincinnati, Ohio, Formerly of Thomas Township, MI

Passed away Monday, February 08, 2010, at the Harrison Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH, age 89 years. Thelma Fay Pine was born July 31, 1920 in Long Beach, CA, the daughter of the late Warren Edward and Lula (Henderson) Pine. Thelma's parents had previously made their home in Kansas, until traveling to California where her father operated a small farm and vegetable delivery route. The family then traveled to Fruitland, Idaho, where Thelma graduated from High School, Valedictorian of her class in 1938. She worked as a telephone operator in Idaho until the beginning of World War II, when she moved back to the Los Angeles area of California to become a riveter in the McDonald Douglas airplane factory. There she met her future husband who was a Military Policeman in the US Army. She and Richard were married on August 12, 1943, and moved back to Richard's home state of Michigan in 1948, where they bought a small farm. She spent many years working for the Zenith Radio parts center in Saginaw and retired in 1975. Surviving are her son, Allen (Dana) L. Dodge of Newark, CA., four grandsons, Alan (Dara) W. Grey, Patrick A. Dodge, Jeffrey (Kim) L. Dodge, and Ronald (Angie) R. Dodge, Jr. (born in Flint, MI, live in Cincinnati, Ohio) and one granddaughter, Sarah, M. Dodge. She also leaves one great –grandson, Jack H. W. Dodge, and six great-granddaughters, Anabel M. Dodge, Bethany N. Dodge, Leslie M. Dodge, Sabrina L. Dodge, Jordyn R. Dodge and Madison E. Dodge. Besides her husband Richard, and her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Ronald R. Dodge, and by three sisters Ada (Pine) Schaeffer, Florence (Pine) Kinnamen, and Amy Pine who passed away in childhood. Funeral service will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2010, at the Swan Valley United Methodist Church, 9265 Geddes Road. Rev. Rob Richards will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, and then at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider donating to either Epilepsy Foundation ( or Alzheimer’s Association (