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Lydia Ann Dodrill


Lydia Ann Dodrill

May 2, 1923-December 4, 2022

 Lydia Ann Dodrill passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022, she was 99 years old.

She was born Lydia Ann Ahlemeier to Oscar H. Ahlemeier and Lydia E. Sands on May 2, 1923, in Poland, Indiana.  Lydia grew up in Indiana and graduated from Tefft School on her 18th birthday.  On October 26, 1940, she married Fay Dodrill.  In the 1950s Lydia and Fay moved to the Peshastin-Dryden area where they made their home and started Fay’s Shell Station (what is now BJ’s Shell Station).  Lydia packed fruit at several fruit warehouses, worked at a few shops in Leavenworth, and volunteered her time at many church and community events.  

Lydia is survived by her son Rich (Kellie) Dodrill, 4 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, and numerous great-grandchildren, all of the Leavenworth, Peshastin, Dryden and Cashmere area.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Fay, a son, LeRoy, and two daughters, Norma, and Janie.

The viewing will be held at Jones & Jones – Betts Funeral Home in Wenatchee on Thursday, December 15 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.  A memorial will be held at the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene on Friday, December 16, at 1 p.m.