Ms. Bobbie Jean Dodds, a long time resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away of natural causes on March 10, 2019. She was 94 years of age. She spent the last several years with family in Wyoming.
Bobbie Jean was born in Idaho, and moved to Eugene, Oregon, at an early age. She graduated from University High School in Eugene in 1942 and completed her college education at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, in 1946.
She met Joseph Dodds in junior high school. He would later become her husband in a loving marriage that would last 61 years. Together, Joe and Bobbie Jean, made a home for their family of three children as they moved across the continent eleven times and to Europe for an extended tour in Germany. Bobbie Jean embraced life beginning with childhood dance lessons, continuing with school clubs and activities, as an Air Force wife, and as a hostess in their home.
Bobbie Jean spent much of her time and energy creating a fun and loving home for her children. In her children’s eyes, there was nothing she couldn’t do. As her children grew older, she continued to be involved and enthused about their college years, careers, and the next generation that made her a grandma.
Upon retirement, they made their home in Colorado Springs and filled the next 29 years with family, friends, and travel. Bobbie Jean was a woman of intelligence, kindness, creativity, and love. She will be dearly missed. Bobbie is survived by her three children and their spouses: Twyla Hollister, Matthew Dodds, and Rebecca Nilsen, as well as 7 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. We miss you Mom.
Graveside services will be held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, March 29,2019 at 11:00am.
Cindy Radcliffe Lein, was born 1956 in Fort Collins, CO. The family relocated to Nebraska where they purchased a ranch. Cindy often reminisced about this the time of her childhood. She loved working with her father, John Radcliffe, because he would take a common task and turn it into an adventure.
Cindy loved riding and working with horses, a trait that has been passed down to her grandchildren. She attended Gordon High School in Nebraska where she would meet and fall in love with her future husband Neal Lein. They were married shortly after high school and moved to Utah, where they raised four children. Cindy worked tirelessly at creating a fun, educational, and imaginative environment for her children and grandchildren. She was a stay at home mom who was intelligent, artistic and compassionate. She enjoyed reading, telling stories, drawing, walking, and creating lasting memories with her grandchildren.
One of Cindy’s greatest qualities was being able to hear and understand not only a person’s words but their heart as well. She genuinely cared for every person in her life as a unique and precious soul. Her goal in life was to raise children that loved God, lived to their full potential, and looked out for each other.
Though she was still young she lived a full life and accomplished what she felt was most important. She was at peace with the God she loved and it is to a better place she has gone.
Cindy Lein passed away on March 10, 2019 and is survived by her husband and four children.