Beverly Jean Dodds

Jan 19, 1930 - Apr 18, 2021

Fair Oaks Cemetery District
7780 Olive Street
Fair Oaks, CA, 95628


Beverly Jean Dodds passed away April 18 after getting up and getting ready for her day. it was always a joy to be in her presence, and always had a positive outlook, even when things weren’t going well. She had the ability to befriend almost anyone through her very outgoing personality. Beverly was involved with many different clubs, on various boards, a Red Cross volunteer, and an officer’s wife. She had many hobbies and activities, including weaving/spinning, antiquing, shopping, traveling, meeting new people, and  being with family. Her smile would light up a room, along with her inviting personality.  Beverly was a devoted and protective mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward & Ruth Newman, her husband of 55 years Richard Dodds, her son Jeffery Dodds. She is survived by her son Philip Dodds, wife Sarah Kauffman-Dodds, Step-granddaughter Rachel Verrette, stepdaughter Becky Kurth, husband Jan Kurth, grandson Loren Straub & family, lifelong friend Gayiel von Geldern, Brother Edward Newman, and many other in laws, nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held at East Lawn Chapel at 43rd & Folsom Blvd. Saturday May 8th @1pm.


  • PHILIP DODDS says:

    You’ll be in our hearts forever Mom .

  • Marilyn Schiffman says:

    Aunt Bev. was a gift to so many. May the memories of her bring comfort and smiles.

  • Tammy Robinette says:

    Bev was always the sunshine in everyday. She was a positive, fun and loving woman. A friend of many years to myself and my husband. She loved her community and served it well for many years. She will be dearly missed.

  • Jimmy Collins says:

    Philip, I worked with your mom for several years at Mather AFB and she truly was a ray of sunshine for the emergency department personnel. I was the NCOIC of the department and your mom was so wonderful with the patients. May she Rest In Peace. She truly is one of God’s Angels.

  • Angela Zumpano says:

    She will be missed. Love you beverly . angie

  • Hi Phil,
    We just learned of your Mom’s passing. She was an amazing person, so loving and outgoing and a woman of great and inspiring strength and courage. We will never forget her. Take care of yourself during this time and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Terri Perrin says:

    Phil – You know how much your mother meant to me. We shared many experiences in the nearly 30 yrs we knew each other. We enjoyed our Cemetery conferences together and even shared a room. The only thing I can look back on is the many memories we shared. One of my favorites was when we would sit at the dining table and share our thoughts (including politics!) Sometimes we would get to laughing about something and we would both snort and laugh some more. Over some of our conversations, your Dad’s clock would start up and we would look at each other and stop in our tracks. We knew your Dad was watching over us. It was always a good feeling. Your Mom looked after me like any Mother would. I loved her and I will miss her dearly. Terri (Daughter 2)

  • Loren straub says:

    Grandma I will miss your laugh. Filled with grace, light and sly mischief. An inviting smile to let us all know that we are in on the joke. We are the poorer for your absence but enrichened from being your family. Bereft: Loren, Erin, Gavin, Becky, and Jan.

  • Mollie Freeman says:

    Bev could light up a room. I knew her through the weavers guild and she became someone I truly loved. Sorry to hear of her passing. She talked about her family so often I am sure you all have wonderful memories! She and Richard were such a lovely couple. I was glad to call her my friend!

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