Ann Fowlkes Dodd, wife of Dr. Richard Wine Dodd, died June 30, 2017 at her home in Hilton Head, SC following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 2, 1930 to the late Richard Vivian and Lillian White Fowlkes of Roanoke, VA and was predeceased by her brother Richard Vivian Fowlkes, Jr, killed in action during WWII in New Guinea, and by her sister Jane Fowlkes Donnelly of Cary, NC. Ann graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke VA in 1948 and Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA in 1952. She and Dick married that summer, moving to Richmond while he attended MCV and she taught school. After his two year Army tour, they moved to Baltimore for Dick’s residency program in Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Subsequently, they returned to Richmond in 1962 where Dick joined Dr. Warren Montague in private practice with Dr. Thomas G. Meeks joining him later. Ann’s first love and priority has always been her family. She cherished the memorable times they all shared together especially at Hilton Head. Nana hopes the tradition of the annual “sofa picture” will continue, but please be selective as to who performs the “four leaf clover” rendition. Her second love was gardening which was evident in her beautiful English gardens. She loved volunteering in various activities at The Collegiate Schools. Ann was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, The Country Club of Virginia and a former member of The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club. Besides her beloved husband of 65 years, she is survived by two daughters, a son and their spouses plus seven grandchildren; Whitney Dodd Godwin and Scott of Decatur, GA; Sally Dodd Pellarin and Danny of Charlotte, NC; and Dr. Richard Fowlkes Dodd and Leanne of Savannah, GA. Her grandchildren include Will and Graham Godwin; Tyler and Wyatt Pellarin; Martha Ann, Margaret and Catherine Dodd. She is also survived by three nephews. A graveside service will take place on July 29 at 11am at Evergreen Burial Park in Roanoke, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to The Collegiate Schools at 103 N. Mooreland Rd, Richmond VA 23229 or St. Christopher’s School at 711 St. Christopher’s Rd, Richmond VA 23226 or a charity of choice.
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