Dode went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. She was born in Keno, Ore., on August 15, 1926, to Melvin and Marguerite Sparks Fields.
Dode attended schools in Medford and North Hollywood, Calif., until graduating from Medford High School in 1945. Dode met the love of her life, Jim, and they were married May 29, 1946, in Medford, Ore. They had celebrated their 60th anniversary just before Jim passed away in January 2007.
Jim and Dode had many businesses in the Rogue Valley, including the Crater Department Store in Central Point, before moving to Yreka, Calif., from Central Point in 1959. They proceded to own and operate Jim's Jewelry for over 32 years.
Dode loved working at the store and helping customers make just the right purchase for their friends and loved ones, then wrapping it up beatifully for just the right occasion, no matter whether they spent $10 or $100.
Dode was involved with many community organizations over the years but really enjoyed Welcome Wagon and being a Pink Lady for Siskiyou Hospital Guild, serving along with many longtime friends.
She and her special little dog, Gigi, had lived the last five years in Central Point, Ore., with her daughter, Kathi.
Dode is survived by son, Larry (Judy) Glenn, of Yreka, Calif.; daughter, Kathi (Bob) McGowen, of Central Point, Ore.; sister, Glenda (Gene) Cossette, of Jacksonville, Ore.; brother, Russ (Sheri) Fields, of Eagle Point, Ore.; grandchildren, Jim (Shawna) Glenn, of Yreka, Calif.; Tammy Glenn, of Boston, Mass.; Katie (Ryan) Elliot, of Apple Valley, Calif.; Tom (Jen) McGowan, of Grants Pass, Ore.; Andy (Jen) McGowan, of Marietta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Cody, Joseph, Nicole, Kevin, Erin, Emily, Jace, Jade, Joseph, Haddassa, Benaiah and Joshua. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; son, Greg Glenn, who passed away in August 1972; father; mother; brother, Roger (Babe) Fields.
The family would like to thank her precious caregiver, Renee Adams, of Countrywood Adult FosterCare, of Central Point, Ore., and Providence Hospice and Dr. Olsen, of Cental Point Group for their excellent care in her final days.
Services will be held in Yreka at Girdner's Funeral Chapel, Saturday, January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Madrone Hospice House, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA 96097.