Mrs C. R. Dodd

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MRS Christine Rose Dodd, of Gregory Close, Harlaxton, has died in Kings Court Nursing Home, Church Street, Grantham. She was 60.

Born in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, she was the daughter of the late Elsie and Victor Petley.

The family moved to Barkston when she was very young. It was where she was raised and also where she met her husband, Richard Dodd, to whom she was married for almost 42 years. She was a loving mother to her daughters, Joann and Susan, and a devoted grandmother to Marie Dodd.

Her first job was in the catering department of Grantham Hospital. After bringing up her children and granddaughter, she worked as customer relations specialist alongside her husband, a self-emoloyed heating and plumbing engineer and electrician.

Mrs Dodd enjoyed socialising and shopping. She loved spending time with her family and friends and together with her husband she attended cricket matches and made the cricket teas for many years. The couple also took many day trips and they followed the Searchers, their favourite group.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by John Dyson.

Family mourners included: Richard Dodd, Philip Dodd, Cindy Dodd, David Sissins, Irene Sissins, Arthur Drury, John Everett, Carol Everett, Jayne Taylor, Beryl Hencher, Martin Conlon, Colin Abbs, Doreen Abbs, David King, Joann KingSusan Dodd, Tony Rewhorn, Joan Rewhorn, Marie Dodd, Arron King and Stephanie King.

Other mourners included: Harry and Margaret Spiers, Denyse Cave, John and Hilary Dyson, Julie Caunt, Alice Wilson, Amy Kynchala, Donna Clark, Stuart and Joy Smith, Katherine Ayre, David and Sheila Rear, Yvonne Williamson, Lee Williamson, Iain Leggett, Jim and Erica Dowse, Sarah Wright, Michele Hoyes, Derek Dean, David and Anne Sumner, Mr and Mrs Lattimore, Alan Barnsdale, Peter Bridgewood, Robert Palmer, Nigel Rear, Julie Howlett and Bridgette Peasgood.

Funeral arrangements were by Geesons Funeral Directors, Westgate, Grantham.

Donations for the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust amount to £252.92 to date.