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Peggy Dodds

November 1, 1952 — December 26, 2023

Des Moines

ANKENY - Peggy Diane Dodds, 71, died peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer on December 26, 2023, at the EveryStep Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Her amazing faith carried her through.

Peggy was born November 1, 1952, in Mount Pleasant, the daughter of Orie Albert and Della Viola (Kirkpatrick) Gray. Peggy graduated from Mount Pleasant with the class of 1971. On January 26, 1990, Peggy was united in marriage to Randy Dodds. The couple enjoyed 33 wonderful years of marriage.

Peggy worked as a banker for over 23 years, sold cars for Shottenkirk, and finally retired as a hairdresser. She loved knitting, crocheting, quilting, and playing cards. Through the years Peggy enjoyed teaching Sunday School, singing in Sweet Adelines and church choir. She also coached little league baseball, acted in the Toby and Susie plays, and was a boy scout leader. Peggy played softball, basketball and bowled. Her family was extremely important and so very loved.

Peggy is survived by the love of her life, Randy Dodds; two sons Terry (Wyndie) Gholson of Ankeny, Travis Gholson of Mount Pleasant; daughter Belinda (Chuck) Allen of Mount Pleasant; six grandchildren Brady, Morgan, Madisyn Gholson, Lydia (Keegan) Pullis of Des Moines, Leah Allen of Mount Pleasant, Ethan Beaber of Dubuque; sister Lana (Keith) Zihlman; lots of nieces and nephews; and bunches of great Christian friends.

Waiting for her in Heaven are her grandparents, her parents, and four brothers, Richard, Larry, Bruce, and Brian.

Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Olson-Powell Chapel & Crematory, where the family will greet friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for EveryStep Hospice Kavanagh House, 900 56th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50312. The Olson-Powell Chapel & Crematory is caring for Peggy and her family.

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