Mrs. Dee Dodson Greenwell, age 63 of Jasper, Ga., died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born Jan. 16, 1948, in Cherryvale, Ks., she was the daughter of the late William Alva Dodson and Wilma Irene Friley Dodson. Mrs. Greenwell attended and graduated Cherryvale High School also Weaver Airline School, where upon graduation, was hired by National Airlines. She finished a 22 year airlines career with Pan American World Airway. Subsequent to her tenure with the airlines, she spent the next 15 years in the home health field, serving as both local and regional administrator.
Upon retiring in 2005 she moved to Jasper with her husband Stephen, and they quickly became involved with Habitat. Dee and Stephen did it all….anything that would help Habitat families. Both were soon key parts of the Construction committee. Dee also personally helped to plan and decorate the new HFH office building in 2007…painting, window treatments, furniture, etc. Later, when someone needed to step forward to lead the Construction committee, Dee said, “I’ll do it” and she did her usual great job!
Dee served as a volunteer for both Georgia Mountain Hospice and the Auxiliary at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. Dee was a member of Teamsters Local Union #769 in Miami, Florida and a member of Tate United Methodist Church in Tate.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Stephen Greenwell, Jasper; daughters, Lynn Maddaloni, Sebastian, Fl., and Patricia Shaffer, Deerfield Beach, Fl.; son, Christopher Greenwell, Chester, Va.; grandchildren, C.J. and Carter Greenwell, Trace and Reece Shaffer and Cole Greenwell; sister, Anne Gowans, Fulton, Mo.; and brother, James Dodson, Independence, Ks. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
At her request, Mrs. Greenwell was cremated and a memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, April 2, at the Tate United Methodist Church. Rev. Rob Bruce will officiate with a reception to follow after the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity of Pickens County, 135 Cares Dr., Jasper, Ga. 30143, the Southeast Brain Tumor Foundation, P.O. Box 422471, Atlanta, Ga., or to Georgia Mountains Hospice, P.O. Box 580, Jasper, Ga. 30143. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of the arrangements.