Larkin Mortuary

Myron Arlen Dodge

08/11/1930 - 02/01/2014

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Our beloved Father and Grandfather, Myron A. Dodge, 83, of SLC, Ut,  passed away at U of U Hospital surrounded by his loving family on February 1, 2014, after succumbing to complications from a traumatic injury.  Although this incident ultimately lead to his death, it was not the sole cause. His journey to Heaven began a year and a half ago, when he lost his wife of 61 years, Jean Louise Leonard, which left his heart truly broken. We knew it was only a matter of time before they were together again, reunited in Heaven, and his broken heart fully mended. He was born on August 11, 1930 in Oroville, California to Clarasa Ellen Salsbury and Melvin Oliver Dodge. Raised in Lovelock, Nevada by his mother and Stepfather Marion Schendel, alongside his siblings Brenton Dodge and Nevada Schendel Tennant. Attended Pershing County High School, where he was Student Body President, played on the basketball team, ran Track, performed in Glee Club, and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” He then attended college in Nevada, The University of Utah, and completed his studies at LDS Business College. Veteran of the United States Airforce, served in the Korean War. He and Jean settled in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had five daughters; they were tremendously proud of their children. He enjoyed gardening, politics, his family, and reminiscing about his days in the Airforce and his career as a Salt Lake County Assessor.

Survived by his five daughters Michele Lewis (David), Janeen Nielsen (Brent), Leslie Hughes (John), Kathryn Knott (Darrell), and Rebecca Okland; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; his brother Brenton Dodge (Helen) and sister Nevada Tennant. Preceded in death by his wife Jean and his parents. 

Memorial Services will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, located at 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Online condolences may be made at

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  • We were so sorry to hear about Myron’s death. Life for him was never the same after Jean died, which was so sad. The few days he & Brenton spent here in Iowa were very special ones for us! We always hoped to see them again. (I still have the 2002 Salt Lake City olympic shirts Myron gave us.) Please know that Coba always thought the world of both Jean & Myron!

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you,
    Love and prayers,
    Darlene and Harry Westra

    — Harry & Darlene Westra