Shirley J Dodde-Brown

March 25, 1951 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 69)


Shirley J. Dodde-Brown, 69, of Lake Odessa went to be with her Lord unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Shirley was born on March 25, 1951 in Cadillac, MI to Harm and Geneva (Comdure) Dodde.  She was a teacher at Lakewood Public Schools for over 30 years where she taught many subjects. Shirley had a love of reading, travel, walking and gardening or just being outside.  Volunteering with Spectrum Hospice was very important to her as well.  Shirley had recently been able to travel to Italy which fulfilled a long time personal life goal of hers. In 1981 she married Gilbert Brown, and they enjoyed recent winters at their house in Arizona. 

She will be dearly missed by; husband Gilbert A. Brown, children; Richard Brown, Erin (Randy) Fosburg and Samuel Brown; grandchildren James, Aiyana, Cheyana and Savanna, Siblings; Duane (Ellie), Harold (Ruth), Ivan (Lori), Carl (Marjon) and Ruthann, along with many nieces and nephews and friends.

Preceding her in death are: her parents and brother Mark.

According to her wishes cremation was performed and a private memorial will take place.  Memorials are suggested to Spectrum Hospice.  Online condolences can be left at

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