Lucy Ann Dodge

Lucy Ann Hapeman Dodge passed away, in the home where she was born, on the morning of November 4th, at the age of 96. She was the only child of Dr. Harry H. Hapeman and Mona Clearman Hapeman.

She graduated from Monticello Junior College in Illinois and went on to the University of Nebraska Lincoln and graduated in 1946. While in college, she was active in theater productions and was a sister of the Pi Phi Sorority. She went to George Washington University Law School and passed the bar in 1950.

While in Law School, she met her husband Austin P. Dodge, whom she married in 1949, also in the house where she was born. The couple lived in Washington. DC, until Austin retired in 1974, when they moved back to Minden.

Lucy was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church. She was initiated into Chapter N in Minden of P.E.O. in 1943. She was active in the planning and opening of the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, serving on several boards and committees. She was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Survivors include a son, John and his wife Linda, of Brunswick, Maine and two daughters, Cynthia, of Pearisburg, Virginia and Ann of Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, she had 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Lied Center for the Performing Arts and the Minden Opera House.

Memorial services will be held at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in the spring on a date to be determined. Tributes and memories can be shared with the family at www.craigfunerals.com. 

Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of the arrangements.