Billie Jean Dodson a resident of the Phoenix area for more than 15 years passed away Friday March 2, 2012 in her home. She is survived by 5 sisters, 3 brothers and 2 children; Precilla Romo, Debra Leggett, Dorothy Preciado, Cynthia Dodson, Gina Dodson, Ron Shields, Carl Johnson, Clark Shields, Serenity Rose Williams, and SkyDawn Marie Wilson-Leggett. Her father Paul Dodson also lives here in the valley with his wife Elizabeth.
Billie moved to the valley from Stockton, CA in 1992 and quickly fell in love with Phoenix. She encouraged her sister Gina to join her in her newly found paradise. Together they attended Maryvale High School and made fast friends with some of the students who became friends for life. Billie was never afraid of trying something new and was always seeking to have a much fun as possible. This zest for life, combined with a troubled childhood led to her struggles with addiction. She was always friendly, non-judging, and generous, to anyone she met. She touched the lives of countless people. She will be missed.
Memorial services will be held at the A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary at 710 W. Bethany Home Road in Phoenix on Saturday March 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM. All who knew her are welcome to come and pay their respects.