Ruth Dodd
Ruth Dodd
Birth: 2 July 1909
Eldon, Missouri, USA
Death: 13 August 2019
Seattle, Washington, USA
Age: 110 years, 42 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Ruth Catherine Dodd (2 July 1909 – 13 August 2019) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG)


Ruth Dodd was born in Eldon, Missouri, USA, to Samuel D. and Margaret M. Campbell, on 2 July 1909. The family moved to Seattle in 1918. She graduated from Garfield H.S. at age 15 and Wilson Business College at 16. Her first job was with a local lumber company, as a secretary. Through contacts at the bank, she met C. Gordon Dodd, her future husband. They were married in 1931. During WWII, she was the chief clerk for the local ration board and after her husband's death in 1966, she worked as Portfolio Clerk in the investment department of Pacific National Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank. She loved to play bridge, golf and travel.

She was predeceased in death by her parents, her husband, grandson Gordon M. Dodd, brother Kenneth Campbell, his wife, Beth, and brother-in-law, Reid Erickson. 

She is survived by her son, Lawrence G. Dodd (LuAnn) of Florida, her daughter, Pamela Corpman (Michael) of Bellevue, her sister, Elora Erickson of Bellevue, 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and their children.


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