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1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
CPO ROBERT DODDS U.S. Navy, Retired Robert O. Dodds, 92, of Las Vegas, departed this life March 11, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Aurora, Colo., Sept. 10, 1924, to parents Clarence and Hazel Dodds. In 1941, at the age of 17, Bob joined the U.S. Navy, serving in three wars, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. A Pearl Harbor survivor, Bob was proud of his service to his country and was an active member of the U.S.S. Iowa Alumni Association. He retired as a SMC, CPO after 26 years of service. Bob entered the housing business after service, building houses in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Las Vegas. Bob loved spending time with family and friends. He always had a project of some sort in progress. He was preceded in death by two brothers; two sons; and one stepson. He is survived by his wife, of 31 years, Lila Lee Dodds; daughter, Sue Dahl; stepsons, Marc and David (Jenny) Milligan; grandsons, Cory (Shari) Sparling, Jason, Chris (Krissy) , Cody, Victor and Justin Milligan; two granddaughters, Shawna (Steve) Bolton and Jennifer Milligan; and 14 great-grandchildren. Bob will be laid to rest at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005. No services are planned at this time. Donations may be made to Honor Flight of Southern Nevada, 2190 E. Pebble Road, #150, Las Vegas, NV 89123.
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